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Thread #153328   Message #3589855
Posted By: GUEST,Sarah Wood
07-Jan-14 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: Sarah Wood Kentucky Ballad Singer
Subject: Kentucky Ballad Singer
I'm a ballad singer from Kentucky and teach at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, I've used the information here at Mudcat many a time while learning songs or trying to figure out lyrics. I'm putting out an album of Appalachian ballads and songs. I'm fundraising through Kickstarter and the video has a version of Barbara Allen, which is one I put together listening to Banjo Bill Cornett's and Jean Ritchie's versions, and The Lady of Carlisle, which I put together listening to Jackie Helton in Hazel Green, KY along with some more popular lyrics.

I thought I'd share about the album on here with you all having such an interest in ballads. Jesse Wells has helped with the recording and will be playing fiddle and guitar on a few, some of the ones we've recorded so far are The Brown Girl, Bed of Primroses, The Soldier Traveling from the North, As I Was Walking, The Kentucky Waltz, The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake, The Old German War, I Would Not Live Always, and some fiddle and banjo tunes. If you'd like to check it out, here is the link: