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Elk River Blues

Posted by chip arnold


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Size: 1,403kb, uploaded 1/20/2008 4:01:00 PM
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This tune comes from Ernie Carpenter who was flooded off his family land by the daming of the Elk River. He didn't go easily. His tune is a sad one. I hope I do it justice. I learned it from Betty Vornbrock who learned it from Mr Carpenter. I like the way it leaves you hanging at the end. 2-finger style in open G

5 comments on “Elk River Blues”

frailin Says:
Monday, January 21, 2008 @10:21:49 AM

Wonderful grooooove. 

brokenstrings Says:
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 @10:37:24 PM

It does that. I hear a guitar. Tish?

Don Huber Says:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @3:11:40 PM

You really capture the spirit of this haunting piece. IMHO, the TVA and Corps of Engineers are government -sponsored terrorist organizations. Elk River Blues, to me, has become an anthem for preserving what's left of our natural rivers. Thank you for a wonderful interpretation. My heart aches for all of the Ernie's thrown off their land by the dam(n) builders.


banjoike Says:
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @8:47:53 AM

Real nice playing! And a wonderful tune. Very smooth. You've give the song a real good feeling!

JanetB Says:
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @1:10:10 PM

Glad I found this and Ike's version, too. The title doesn't give the whole story, does it, so thanks for an explanation

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