Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mike Seeger-Music From True Vine

This is an out-of-print lp released in 1972 by Mercury Records by Mike Seeger, one of my favorite american roots music revivalist. Mike can play on most of the folk instruments and always delivers refreshing versions of old ballads, string-band music, country blues... On this lp he plays guitar, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, jaw's harp, fiddle and sings a delightful unaccompanied version of the ballad "Black is the color of my true love's hair". He also plays a really nice tune/song on the banjo called "Little Betty Ann" which is a variation of the "Shady Grove" melody.

For Jeff of "Deep Creek Strings"


D. Christie said...

Awesome! I hav ebeen looking for this album forever
Thanks alot!

Kahuna Moon said...

Thank you so much! R.I.P. Mike, you certainly gave us some wonderful music.

Delta-Slider said...

Really interested to hear the Jew's harp. Thanks for posting.

nibb said...

This is so good!
"In and around Nashville" has some great vocals!
Part of what makes Mike Seeger so great is how adaptable he is. He can play in all the old-time American folk styles, and never sounds contrived.

Terry O said...

I, too, have been trying to find this album for a very long time. You're the best!