Riley Baugus | Little Black Train's a Comin'

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Little Black Train's a Comin'

by Riley Baugus

Traditional southern Appalachian old time clawhammer banjo and mountain singing from North Carolina, with old and new songs.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Little Black Train's a Comin'
4:19 album only
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2. Train on the Island
3:12 album only
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3. Danville Girl
4:09 album only
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4. Undone in Sorrow
3:23 album only
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5. Roustabout
3:37 album only
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6. Pastures of Plenty
4:34 album only
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7. Shady Grove
2:19 album only
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8. Last Pale Light in the West
4:45 album only
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9. Things in Life
3:32 album only
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10. Cole Younger
3:16 album only
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11. Mother
5:53 album only
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12. Reuben's Train
4:23 album only
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13. Black Jack Davy
4:26 album only
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14. Tater Patch
2:04 album only
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15. Waterbound
3:57 album only
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16. Little Black Train
3:42 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Riley Baugus is an old-time musician from North Carolina who learned from many of the old masters in the Blue Ridge mountains. He began playing music at 10 years old in the 1970s and was exposed to old-time music and mountain style church singing throughout his childhood. Riley had the good fortune to be included in the making of the sound track of the Academy Award winning film, "Cold Mountain". Later he was called on by producer T-Bone Burnett to play with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on the multi-Grammy winning recording, "Raising Sand", and again to play with Willie Nelson on his recording, "Country Music".
This is Riley's first solo recording project since 2006, when he collaborated with producers, Tim O'Brien and Dirk Powell on his Sugar Hill recording, "Long Steel Rail". This project, entitled, Little Black Train's a Comin' " includes Riley's masterful Clawhammer Style banjo playing on traditional tunes and songs, and newer old time songs, as well as his take on some songs from outside the old-time genre. Riley used four different banjos on this recording, all of which were made by him in his own banjo shop. He was able to convince Sacred Steel Guitar player, DaShawn Hickman and singer, Wendy Hickman to perform their beautiful, sweet and haunting playing and vocals, and upright bass player, Joe Dejarnette, of Floyd, VA's, Studio 808a, to engineer the recording and add wonderfully solid upright bass and old time guitar to some of the tracks.

A quote from Billboard Magazine said, "Baugus' vocals sound like they've been echoing through the Appalachian Mountains for about 150 years. Quintessential American old-time music".

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