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Red Clay Country

by Paul Brown

Long-awaited solo CD from this master old-time musician features intricate banjo playing, gutsy fiddling, and approachable, unique songs from North Carolina and Virginia.
Genre: Country: Old-Timey
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Black Annie
2:30 $0.99
2. John Hardy
3:59 $0.99
3. Singing Birds
2:12 $0.99
4. Sugar Babe
2:23 $0.99
5. Summer's Almost Gone
4:02 $0.99
6. Dancing in the Sunny South
2:14 $0.99
7. Red Clay Country
3:16 $0.99
8. Shortenin' Bread
2:10 $0.99
9. Lazy John
3:16 $0.99
10. Old Man's and Old Woman's Quarrel
2:25 $0.99
11. Buck Eyed Rabbits
3:00 $0.99
12. Railroad Bill
3:12 $0.99
13. Darlin' Child
3:13 $0.99
14. Jesse James
4:00 $0.99
15. Big Eyed Rabbit
2:04 $0.99
16. Johnny Get Your Hair Cut
2:22 $0.99
17. John Henry
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18. Garrell Hunter's Tune
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Album Notes
After 10 years, Paul Brown is back with a new recording, Red Clay Country. Don't miss this outstanding collection of songs and tunes from Virginia and North Carolina. Included on this release are songs that Paul learned from his mother and others. Paul is joined by Matt Brown, Terry McMurray, Mike Seeger, and John Schwab.

Paul Brown is not only one of today's most sought after banjo players, but he is also a fine fiddler and singer. This CD presents Paul Brown, front and center for the first time.

Paul Brown started playing banjo at age ten, and has spent years learning music from some of the last fiddle, banjo, and guitar players to emerge before the age of radio and recordings. He’s a skilled, good-humored performer with a collection of old time songs and tunes from northwest North Carolina, and central and southwest Virginia. Some of these songs came from his mother, who learned them in the 1920s and 1930s from older musicians near Bedford, Virginia.

He studied banjo intensively with the late Tommy Jarrell of North Carolina, one of the greats of old time southern fiddle and banjo. And over more than three decades, he’s played with a long list of outstanding old time musicians young and old, from Andy Cahan and Mike Seeger in the Bent Mountain Band to Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys.

Paul has produced numerous acclaimed recordings of senior and younger traditional musicians. He’s performed and presented at festivals nationwide, and taught at traditional music camps since the 1970s. Through it all he’s demonstrated a love of old time mountain songs and tunes played in the older styles.



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David Rosenbaum

Superb Old Time Banjo
Paul Brown plays so masterfully and beautifully! Everything about this album is great. What a treasure!
Thank-you Paul.

Matt Jenson

great album
I picked this album up at the American Banjo Camp 2007 and just loved it. My favorite tracks are Lazy John and Old Man's..Quarrel.

Sarah Duncan

Great music!
This is a treasure - great tunes, played and sung so well!


Great Old Time Music
This is a great CD containing a nice selection of old time songs played so well on old time instruments.

Joe Newberry

Desert Island CD
Paul Brown has put together a collection of tunes and songs that I would make sure I had with me on that famed mythical desert island. He's one of my banjo heroes, but his deeply rooted fiddling and warm singing rate 5 stars too.

jim lansford

this is a wonderful recording...all who enjoy great banjo playing
great fiddle playing and singing will enjoy this! thanks Paul, jim & kim lansford

Steve W

Lovely Playing, Fantastic Stories behind the Songs!
Paul Brown, that voice of the morning I so often hear on the radio doing his "day job", has again captured the spirit of "a mess of fine tunes" he'd collected & perfected! Outstanding musicianship & truely American Folk! Well done, Paul, well done!