Posted by Don Borchelt
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Size: 2,192kb, uploaded 9/17/2012 6:08:12 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
The last night of Clifftop, Don Couchie and I sat down to pick some tunes with Ralph Roberts, an old time West Virginia fiddler who lives near the festival. Ralph knows a whole bunch of tunes that are old, old, that you rarely or never hear anyone else play. This tune, Cherry River Line, is an example of an old mountain song that has evolved into a fiddle tune. I am playing three finger style banjo, winging it as best I can, and Don is playing rhythm guitar.
Monday, September 17, 2012 @6:51:19 AM
Resembles Reuben's Train. A fitting finale for your annual trek to Clifftop. Thanks for sharing, Don!
Monday, September 17, 2012 @10:11:02 AM
This was one of my favorite pickin sessions at Clifftop. It was such a great feeling picking tunes and spending time with Ralph and his lovely family.
Monday, December 31, 2012 @6:15:51 AM
Being a resident of the state, it seems strange to me that I hardly know or hear any West Virginia tunes. The relationship to Reuben's Train is unmistakable, but this has a lot of charm on its own. Great picking and fiddling.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @3:57:30 PM
Great song. Hadn't heard it before. Thanks
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