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THE NEW CDThe Ebony Hillbillies - Barefoot and Flying

The Ebony Hillbillies
Barefoot and Flying



Track Listings:

1. I Got A Little Home To Go To
2. Shady Grove - Play Sample
3. Pateroller
4. Everlasting Love
5. I'd Rather Be
6. Leather Britches
7. Green Green Rocky Road
8. Big Fat Daddy - Play Sample
9. Old Sage Friend
10. Buckets Of Rain - Play Sample
11. Sometimes
12. Ashokan Farewell
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Musicians:
O.H. Prince- (Violin, vocals)
Norris Bennett- (Banjo, mountain Dulcimer, vocals)
Bill Salter- (Bass, vocals)
Gloria Gassaway- (vocals, Bones)
Newman Taylor Baker- (washboard, percussion)
Garland Jeffreys- (vocals on "Buckets of Rain")
Warren Smith- (Drums)
A. R.- (Percussion)
Hubby Jenkins-(Guitar)



Produced and Recorded by Richard Alderson
Additional Production & Editing by Rob Mounsey
copyrighted 2011 EH Music Incorporated

The Ebony Hillbillies - Sabrina's HolidayThe Ebony Hillbillies
Sabrina's Holiday

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Track Listings:

1. Bonaparte's Retreat
2. Cotton-eyed Joe
3. The Old Carpenter's Waltz
4. Hell Among The Yearlings
5. Liza Jane
6. Sugar In The Gourd
7. Soldier's Joy
8. Shenandoah
9. Chicken Reel
10. Cluck Ol' Hen
11. Rock Along John
12. Oh Susannah
13. Granny Will Your Dog Bite
14. Sabrina's Holiday



Musicians:
Henrique Prince - (violin, vocals)
Norris Bennett - (banjo, mountain dulcimer, vocals)
Dave Colding - (acoustic bass)



Produced by Archie "Tex" Walker
Engineered by: Stephen Cee for Youngblood
copyrighted 2004 EH Music Incorporated



The Ebony Hillbillies are not only one of the last black string bands in AMERICA, but they are the only string band based in NYC. Consisting of fiddle, banjo, washboard and bass fiddle, they have successfully created a following that has crossed over to audiences in pop, country, bluegrass, folk, jazz and beyond while maintaining their grassroots credibility. Their 19thcentury string band sound was popular in the 1920's and 1930's. This was a key element in the genesis of jazz and virtually everything after (blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock & roll, etc...). Those myriad influences can be heard to good effect on the group's debut CD, Sabrina's Holiday. The disc explodes with fascinating takes on such standards as "Liza Jane," "Granny Will Your Dog Bite" and a particularly edgy interpretation of "Cluck Old Hen" along with a couple of originals and the old folk song, "Shenandoah," which Norris sings with power and passion.

Sabrina's Holiday is also a showcase for Norris' hard-charging dulcimer playing. "The dulcimer fits together with the violin in a different way than the banjo and the fiddle," Rique explains. Rhythmically, it's a completely different sound. [When Norris switches from the banjo over to the dulcimer], it's like 'here we goŚnow we're a different group!'"


The Ebony Hillbillies' debut CD, Sabrina's Holiday provides a great introduction to a largely forgotten cultural legacy

The Ebony Hillbillies - I Thought You KnewThe Ebony Hillbillies
I Thought You Knew




Track Listings:

1. ALGIA MAE
2. JERICHO
3. I THOUGHT YOU KNEW
4. LIZA JANE
5. CLUCK OLD HEN
6. LAURA'S SONG
7. MAMA & PAPA'S WALTZ
8. DANGEROUS MAN
9. COMING OF AGE
10. HUGO
11. ANNA MAE (A LULLABY)
12. IDA RED (GYPSY RED)
13. TIME TO LEARN
14. WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS
15. SEXUAL HEALING


Musicians:
Henrique Prince - (violin, vocals)
Norris Bennett - (banjo, mountain dulcimer, vocals)
Dave Colding - (acoustic bass)
Ricky Gordon - (percussion)
Tony Garnier - (acoustic bass on trk. 15 - Sexual Healing)



Produced by Larry Baeder & Archie "Tex" Walker
Arranged by The Ebony Hillbillies & Archie "Tex" Walker
Engineered by: Tom Hemleb at Pyramid Studios
Protools Programming by Kathyryn Diehl
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk NYC
Art Design by Gloria Gassaway
Photography by Martha Holmes
copyrighted 2005 EH Music Incorporated



Dedicated to Algia Mae Hinton & Martha Holmes


The Ebony Hillbillies are not only one of the last black string bands in AMERICA, but they are the only string band based in NYC. Consisting of fiddle, banjo, washboard and bass fiddle, they have successfully created a following that has crossed over to audiences in pop, country, bluegrass, folk, jazz and beyond while maintaining their grassroots credibility. Their 19thcentury string band sound was popular in the 1920's and 1930's. This was a key element in the genesis of jazz and virtually everything after (blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock & roll, etc...). With a nothing's off limits repertoire that pays homage to tradition but keeps an eye and ear on the present and future, The Ebony Hillbillies play a mix of tasty originals, unique renditions of classics we know and love ("Waltz Across Texas," "Liza Jane," Tim O'Brien's "Time To Learn," "Cluck Ol' Hen," "Jericho") and wonderfully unexpected contemporary pop/soul songs like Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing."

The Ebony Hillbillies' sophomore CD, I Thought You Knew continues to provide a great introduction to a largely forgotten cultural legacy

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