The Cumberland Trail on WDVX: Don & Earl Edition

For the June 4th show, we listened to the music of Don & Earl. The show was recorded and will be available online over the next two weeks via the WDVX archives.  Selections broadcast included: Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down Old Time Preacher Man Let’s Go I Wasn’t There, But I Wish I…

The Cumberland Trail on WDVX: Evelene Sharp & Family II

For the May 28th show, we listened to music relating to Evelene Sharp, daughter of Fiddling John Sharp. We talked about the music of the Sharp family, and how Evelene Sharp served an important role in preserving the legacy of her father’s music through oral history interviews & tapes she made. We listened to songs performed…

The Cumberland Trail on WDVX: Evelene Sharp & Family I

For the May 21st show,  we talked about the legacy of Fiddling John Sharp Sr., and paid tribute to his second daughter Evelene, who passed away in 2016. We were joined by photographer and documentary filmmaker Rachel Boillot, who is featuring the Sharp family in an episode of a documentary series that will air on…

Cumberland Trail Spring Festival!

Sandrock Recordings CDs will be available for sale at the 2016 Cumberland Trail Spring Festival at Ivy Academy Chattanooga.  For more information, visit: this page.

Sandrock Recordings CDs are In Select Stores!

Great News! You can now purchase select Sandrock Recordings CDs at these retailers: CDBaby.com Cumberland Mountain State Park East Tennessee Historical Society Cleff’d Ear Productions Pickett State Park Fall Creek Falls

It’s About the Music

Here at Sandrock Recordings, we are as devoted to our musicians as we are to you, our audience. We love you both! But, without these musicians, you would never be able to hear their previously unsung histories. Their voices have not been documented anywhere else. For that reason, it was every bit as important to…

Coming Soon: New CD Releases

We’ve had multiple inquiries about the availability of CDs for our latest releases.  We’re very pleased to announce that four of these projects will be available on CD very soon.  Born Ramblers, Little Dove, Sharp’s Hornpipe: Volumes 1 and 2 are at our manufacturer right now! Our products can be found at a number of regional…

Clyde Davenport’s 94th Birthday

On October 21, our dear friend and Sandrock recording artist Clyde Davenport turned 94 years old. Bobby Fulcher and I traveled to Clyde’s home in Monticello, Kentucy to celebrate this momentous occasion and spend some time with him, which we always love to do.       We found Clyde in fine form: this fiddling treasure of a…

A Day of Music at Cumberland Mountain State Park

A collective of national travel writers visited the Cumberland Plateau this past September, intrigued by both the cultural and natural resources distinct to this region. We encountered this group on September 24 at Cumberland Mountain State Park. We presented the Cumberland Trail’s unique musical heritage project to them in person, with intimate performances by ballad-singer…

The 2015 Louie Bluie Festival

The annual Louie Bluie Festival took place on September 24th in Cove Lake State Park. As has come to be tradition, the days events were kicked off with the Cumberland Trail Fiddler’s Showcase on the Louie Bluie Stage. The Fiddler’s Showcase recalls the historic LaFollette Old Fiddler’s Convention, which lasted more than a quarter of a…

The 2015 Fall Creek Falls Mountaineer Folk Festival

On the weekend of September 11-13, the annual Mountaineer Festival was held in Fall Creek Falls State Park. The weekend-long celebration was full of musical performances held on two stages, as well as host to myriad folk art and craft vendors.       As usual, performances spilled over into ever corner of the vicinity,…

Old Timer’s Day 2015

The 40th Old Timer’s Day was celebrated at Pickett State Park this past Labor Day. As usual, the annual event was full of music and merriment, enjoyed by all in attendance. A homespun microphone stand revisited the way this event started 40 years ago: with the barest of materials in a makeshift setting, carried on only by…

What’s Next?

We’ve got a few goodies planned for the near future: SR1012 – Family Songs & New Deal Appeals: Hear selections from Sidney Robertson Cowell’s historic 1936 field recordings made at the Cumberland Homesteads on behalf of the Resettlement Administration. We’ve worked with Appalachia Cares (AmeriCorps) and the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song and…

Where can I get Sandrock Recordings CDs?

We’ve had a number of inquiries from customers who would prefer a CD product to a digital download and want to know where to get CDs. Unfortunately, because of staffing limitations, we aren’t able to manage fulfillment of a full-scale CD sales operation at this time.  We do have a wholesale operation, and a number…

NPR Feature on Bobby Fulcher’s Folklore Work

Welcome Weekend Edition listeners! Last night, we started getting notices of album sales, comments and inquiries and discovered that WMOT in Murfreesboro, Tennessee had run a feature on Cumberland Trail manager Bobby Fulcher and his work to document the songs, stories and history of the Cumberland Plateau. We knew the story was in the works, but…

Have You Hiked on the Cumberland Trail?

Sandrock Recordings is a small, non-profit record label that specializes in music related to the Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee and surrounding areas.  When you purchase Sandrock Recordings titles, half of the proceeds go to the artists or artist heirs who are represented by our label.  The other half will sustain the project, and eventually…