Polly Vaughn video from Blackberry Blossom Farm

Blackberry Blossom Farm, also known as The Skillman Family, have released a music video from their latest CD, Mama’s Apron Strings.

The band features three California sisters on mandolin, fiddle, and guitar, with dad on bass. With all the girls still in school, the group only tours during the summer months, with the two oldest, Madison and Mariah, studying at Bob Jones University in South Carolina. The youngest, Macy Jae, just started 8th grade back home.

Madison produced the album with her mom, Angie, and skipped a semester at school in order to arrange the music, schedule the studio time, and see to the graphics and art for the cover.

The video is for their version of a classic murder ballad, Polly Vaughn. Madison and Mariah trade verses through the song, with Macy Jae joining on the chorus.

Mama’s Apron Strings is available from CD Baby.

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