Antique Persuasion bringing Carter Family back

Don't Forget Me Little Darling - Antique Persuasion (original Carter Family photo used courtesy of the Carter Family Museum)Nashville music publisher and producer Jimmy Metts has created a new tribute to The Carter Family, due for release in the next few weeks.

Entitled Don’t Forget Me Little Darling, the album features a dozen Carter classics performed by a special project group called Antique Persuasion, so named as a further tribute to A.P. Carter. The group consists of Brandon Rickman on guitar, Jenee Fleenor on fiddle, guitar and mandolin, and Brennen Leigh on guitar and mandolin. All three share in the vocals.

Songs chosen include the first and last songs the Carters ever recorded, Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow and You’re Gonna Be Sorry Cause You Let Me Down, respectively, along with another ten songs they were known for performing.

Metts says that his idea was to present this classic country music to modern ears the way they are used to hearing it.

Jimmy Metts“One of the main reasons of doing the tribute record in the manner I did, was to recreate the Carter recordings in a technological updated way, but try and stay somewhat true to the original trio’s arrangements.

Each member of the group sings the lead on 4 songs. The trio members are the musicians on the record, plus an upright bass player.”

Track listing as follows:

  • Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow
  • Broken Hearted Lover
  • Lonesome For You 
  • Lover’s Lane
  • I’m Thinking Of My Blue Eyes
  • On The Sea Of Galilee
  • Lover’s Return
  • Hello Stranger
  • When Silver Threads Are Gold
  • You’re Gonna Be Sorry Cause You Let Me Down
  • Don’t Forget Me Little Darling
  • Dark And Stormy Weather

Don’t Forget Me Little Darling should be available at popular download sites in the next few days, with physical CDs offered by mid-April.

Should be a good’n.

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