The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21744   Message #1453918
Posted By: Brían
06-Apr-05 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: The first song of the Carter Family
Subject: RE: The first song of the Carter Family
What a curmudgeon I am becoming. After that last post I popped a CD by Jodie Stecher that completely defied my opinion of guitar accompaniment. Of course guitar tastefully played, like Maybelle played has its place. It's just when spruce, mahogany and bronze are beaten mercilessly that I don't care for it.

What impresses me the most about the Carter Family is that their simple dress and straightforward style of playing reveals a strong faith and appeal to social justice. They are not laughing up their sleeves when they are singing those songs.