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Hymn For Her: 
Slips

Lucy Tight & Wayne Waxing are “Hymn For Her”, a band that hails from anywhere they can park their trailer. H4H live, tour and record in their 16 foot, 1961 Bambi Airstream (comes with dog and baby). Their new release was recorded entirely in their classic trailer on a coast to coast U.S tour. They stopped at various campgrounds and friends driveways between shows, set up their gear in their Bambi/home recording studio, rolled tape and rocked out. Armed with 2 bullet mics, a three-stringed broom handle/cigar box, banjo, dobro, bass drum, hi-hat, and harp, this ‘lil duo causes massive earthquakes wherever they play. We hope you enjoy this Morphine cover, Thursday.

Recorded at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival.
Checkout Hymn for Her’s Website.

Matt Morelock & Ferd Moyse: 
A Hard Times A Coming

You’re likely to catch this pair jamming at Matt’s Knoxville music store, Morelock Music. If you’re craving more, check out Matt in our videos of The Bearded, or catch Ferd at a Hackensaw Boys show when they come through your town.

Recorded at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival.

Red Stick Ramblers: 
Hubbin' It

Hard driving, witty, eclectic, and honest, the music of the Red Stick Ramblers is inseparable from their way of life and the rich Louisiana culture that first inspired them. Their fifth album, My Suitcase Is Always Packed, is as much a travelogue as a sound recording, complete with audio snapshots of relentless all-night dances, laid back campfire sessions, dusty honky-tonks, and raucous family reunions.

Recorded at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival.
Checkout The Red Stick Ramblers Website.

Westbound Rangers: 
Old Plank Road

Blending elements of modern jamgrass bands, the burbling sounds of old-timey mountain music and even the drum and electric instrument phases of the Osborne Brothers in the 1950s, the Westbound Rangers have created a highly personal and addictive style that will appeal to many acoustic music and bluegrass fans.

Recorded at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival.
Checkout The Westbound Rangers Website.

New Familiars: 
Kickdown Breakdown in G

North Carolina’s The New Familiars have been touring & playing their own style of American Rock & Roll for years now. Drawing from the vast influences that they’ve collected throughout their careers, this quartet has shaped a sound that combines the nitty-gritty roots music of the Appalachia with guitar-drenched-drum-driven anthems of Rock & Roll.

Recorded at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival.
Checkout the The New Familiars website.

Duke Junior and the Smokey Boots: 
Hailey

Expect nothing short of fantastic country-folk from this Athens, OH, quintet. With harmonies that seriously rival David Rawlings and Gillian Welch and a level of musicianship that just completely blows everyone else away, this crew ain’t gonna be our regional secret for very long.

Matt Morelock & Ferd Moyse: 
Wolves A Howlin'

You’re likely to catch this pair jamming at Matt’s Knoxville music store, Morelock Music. If you’re craving more, check out Matt in our videos of The Bearded, or catch Ferd at a Hackensaw Boys show when they come through your town.

Recorded at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival.

Railroad Earth: 
Lone Croft Ramble

Railroad Earth sing of our nation’s changing landscape and social ills with a commitment reminiscent of Woody Guthrie, while interpolating instrumental timbres that could have been pulled from Celtic or Cajun culture. And as anyone who has caught them live will attest, their concerts are imbued with the fire-in-the-belly passion of straight-ahead, blue-collar rock & roll.

Recorded at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival.
Checkout Railroad Earth’s Website.

Girls Guns and Glory: 
Root Cellar

Girls Guns and Glory is a celebration of sweet and tasty, fun lovin’ and hard timin’, honky tonk music that is simultaneously casual and complex. The band combines elements of early rock ‘n’ roll, country, and rhythm & blues to deliver its own brand of American Roots music that satisfies like homemade apple pie.

Recorded at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival.
Checkout the Girls, Guns and Glory website.

Bombadil: 
I Will Wait

With a sound all their own and a stage show to match, Bombadil is, if nothing else, one of the freshest bands to emerge in a long time. The band draws on a unique melange of influences to create sound that is unclassifiable. The group was born in Bolivia, and the folk music indigenous to the region incorporates international instruments and styles. That influence, paired with backgrounds in Piedmont blues, psychedelic rock and Stuart Robinson’s background as a classical pianist, stands as the driving force behind the band’s unique sound.

Recorded at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival.
Checkout Bombadil’s Website.