Bud Landress & Bill Chitwood were Georgia natives who could each play the fiddle and banjo. The two would later be the core of the Georgia Yellow Hammers, who recorded for Victor in 1927. In January 1925, before the Georgia Yellow Hammers began playing together, Chitwood and Landress traveled to New York and recorded a few sides for Brunswick. Chitwood played the fiddle and Landress the banjo on these recordings. These records were also released on Silvertone by Sears.
Looking forward to seeing you this Friday! We welcome Yogi Will Kirchner back for Yoga in the Field at 5pm...then stay around for Music in the Garden with James Leva at 6:30. Parking is FREE with member hangtags and $5/vehicle for everyone else.
@amythystkiah , a professed #southerngothic songster based in #johnsoncitytn , commands the stage with a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. A graduate of @etsu, she studied #oldtimemusic and performance, which proved to be a pivotal moment in her life as she transformed from a long-time closet musician into a well-rounded, captivating performer.
With a #banjo , acoustic guitar, or a full band (Her Chest of Glass), Amythyst’s toolbox is augmented by her scholarship of African-American roots music and decades of influence that span old time music, R&B and country music vocalists from the '50s-'70s, as well as contemporary artists.
Provocative and coolly fierce, Amythyst Kiah's ability to cross the boundaries of #blues and old-time through reinterpretation is groundbreaking and simply unforgettable.
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Swipe left for clip! It seems like Columbia was still trying to figure out the market for their new country series at the beginning of 1925. "Down by the Mississippi Shore" by Reuben Puckett & Richard Brooks was recorded in January 1925 and placed in the new 15000 series, but it seems a little out of place as a vocal duet with piano accompaniment. We don't hear many more like this in the country series afterwards, so maybe they narrowed their focus quickly.