Turkey in the Mountain ~ New CD fm Mac Traynham &

Traynhams at Home
Traynhams at Home

We’ve got our copy, you get yours right away. I’ll just let Mac tell you about it by way of a short excerpt from his recent email. Then you go visit the web site, listen to a few tunes ’til you’re seriously infected with the lilt of the music, and scratch that itch. Buy a copy of Turkey in the Mountain for your own and for a friend. Keep old time music alive in these turkey-blessed hills.

I am proud to let folks know about the availabilty (for sale) of a new  CD collection of banjo/fiddle duets featuring the tasteful  and very oldtime fiddling of Shay Garriock formerly of the NRV (New River Valley). I contributed banjo (clawhammer and OT picking), fiddle (one number) and vocals.  Jenny Traynham added her tasteful back-up guitar to a few numbers for contrast, comparison and variety.   We were  honored recently by playing some tunes from this CD on the traditional stage at the 22nd Merlefest celebration.  The CD is entitled “Turkey in the Mountain’ on my Southern Mountain Melodies label. ( # SMM – 2009)

For more information on how to get a copy sent to you please check out our website.

Shay and I plan to have a CD release party at the MT Airy fiddlers convention on Sat. June 6th at 4 PM just outside the driveway/entrance in the area to the left as you are walking out.  Come sample some of our ice cold freestone spring water from our source in Floyd County. (We own the watershed).  It will help beat the heat if its like last year.  There’ll be other free goodies as well.  Please come by if you are around. Thanks for your attention to and support for our music.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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