Bob Carlin reissue on Rounder

In addition to the Dillards reissue we mentioned yesterday, Rounder is also releasing a number of other reissue projects today. One that should appeal to readers of Bluegrass Today is Bob Carlin’s debut solo album from 1980, Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo.

The CD features 14 tracks, mostly instrumental, with Carlin’s clawhammer banjo as the focus. Pete Sutherland on fiddle and Alan Podber on guitar join Carlin, who also provides a few vocals. The original release of this CD did much to bring Carlin to the richly-deserved prominence he has achieved as a practitioner of old time banjo.

Tunes featured include Big Scioty, Clinch Mountain Backstep, The Falls of Richmond, Shady Grove, Pretty Little Indian and a number of other popular and obscure old time numbers. No audio yet on the Rounder site.

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