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Close Kin, Our Roots Run Deep

by Various Artists

A unique blending of the bluegrass, old-time and American styles of music in one album. Featured artists range in ages from eleven to seventeen years of age who can hold their own with the very best musicians and vocalists today.
Genre: Folk: Appalachian Folk
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1. Fortune
David Chrisley, Jared Boyd, Cathrine Conner, Madison Shpherd, Daniel Greeson, Austin Greer, Levi Funk & Lindsey Nale
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2. Old Stone Wall
Jared Boyd, Cathrine Conner, Jonah Horton, Daniel Greeson, David Chrisley & Lindsey Nale
3:33 $0.99
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3. Things I Used to Do
Jared Boyd, Lindsey Nale, Clay Russell, Cathrine Conner, Levi Funk, Daniel Greeson & David Chrisley
2:56 $0.99
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4. Sandy River Belle
Jared Boyd, David Chrisley, Daniel Greeson, Cathrine Conner, Madison Shepherd, Austin Greer & Kitty Amaral
2:57 $0.99
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5. Blackest Crow
Lindsey Nale, Kitty Amaral, Cathrine Conner, Madison Shepherd, Jared Boyd & David Chrisley
2:41 $0.99
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6. One Morning in May
Jared Boyd, Lindsey Nale, Daniel Greeson, Madison Shepherd, Cathrine Conner, Clay Russell & David Chrisley
3:02 $0.99
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7. Hell Broke Loose in Georgia
Madison Shepherd, Levi Funk, Daniel Greeson, Austin Greer, Jared Boyd, David Chrisley & Jonah Horton
3:36 $0.99
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8. Don't You Wish It Was True
Lindsey Nale, Daniel Greeson, Cathrine Conner, Jonah Horton & David Chrisley
3:35 $0.99
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9. I Remember
Lindsey Nale, Jared Boyd, Madison Shepherd, Daniel Greeson & David Chrisley
4:14 $0.99
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10. Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase
Jonah Horton, Levi Funk, Jared Boyd, Daniel Greeson, Cathrine Conner & David Chrisley
2:35 $0.99
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11. M.I.S.I.P.
Jared Boyd, Daniel Greeson, Levi Funk, Cathrine Conner, Jonah Horton & David Chrisley
2:30 $0.99
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12. Pluckin' the Hen
Lindsey Nale, Cathrine Conner, Clay Russell, Jared Boyd, Kitty Amaral, Jonah Horton & David Chrisley
1:52 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The sequel to the popular and award winning Close Kin: A Reunion of Bluegrass & Old Time Music project. Close Kin: Our Roots Run Deep again features the blending of the bluegrass, old-time and American styles of music in one
album. Featured artists range in ages from eleven to seventeen years of age who can hold their own
with the very best musicians and vocalists today.

Close Kin: Our Roots Run Deep will be produced by award winning songwriter/singer Johnny
Williams, and will feature superb arrangements and vocal and instrumental combinations of 12
carefully selected familiar and not-so-familiar songs performed by the very best young entertainers
from the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Highlands regions. They include:

Madison Shepherd, West Jefferson, NC - clawhammer banjo
Jared Boyd, Laurel Fork, VA - clawhammer banjo, guitar, vocals
Levi Funk, Fries, VA - old-time fiddle, vocals
Kitty Amaral, Elk Creek, VA - old-time fiddle
Lindsey Nale, Galax, VA - vocals
Daniel Greeson, Jamestown, NC - bluegrass fiddle, guitar
David Chrisley, Wytheville, VA - bass
Cathrine Conner, Stuart, VA - mandolin, guitar, vocals
Jonah Horton, Wilkesboro, NC - mandolin, guitar
Clay Russell, Troutdale, VA - bluegrass banjo
Austin Greer, Marion, VA - bluegrass banjo

Karl Cooler of Mountain Roads Recordings says, “As soon as the original Close Kin project was
completed, I knew that we had created something very special. Johnny Williams and I immediately
started planning this album. Most all of the artists from the original recording are teachers and we
looked first to their students. As with the artists from the Close Kin project, where better to showcase
the youth artists who will carry the sounds of our region forward? We quickly found all of the talent
needed for the perfect combination to create this recording. Following in the model of the original
project, it was especially important to us to pick songs that were both familiar and not overly
recorded then team up the artists into combinations that are unlike anything out there today”.
Johnny Williams adds, ”This follow-up youth project to Close Kin is something Karl and I have
wanted to do for a while. The performers we have recruited to play are representative of the great
musical talent from Southwest Virginia and North Carolina, regardless of their young ages. These
players have collectively played this region’s music for most of their lives at a very high level of
musicianship. Most of them will be playing together for the first time as well as embarking on tunes
and styles of music they have not been accustomed to. But I'm sure as you will hear they will pull it

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