The Cumberland Trail on WDVX: Chris Ryan & Anderson County FTW

For the June 25th show, we listened to fiddle music from North Georgia/Chattanooga-area wunderkind Chris Ryan, from his 2012 release, Uptown Gals.  Chris is an imaginative and innovative fiddler who has a deep understanding of the fiddle traditions he draws on. We continued with selections from Jim Fagan, a Clinton-based singer and songwriter who never…

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…