The Whitetop Mountain Band – Bull Plus 10%
From the Whitetop region of Virginia's Appalachia comes this delightful Old Time Stringband - headed by fiddler Thornton Spencer. Included in the band is Thornton's wife Emily on vocals and old-time banjo, and their dynamic daughter Martha who sings, plays all string instruments, and can clog dance with the best of them.
1. Cacklin' Hen - 2:28 2. Lost John - 3:35 3. Rake and Rambling Boy - 4:27 4. Sand Land - 2:01 5. Walking in My Sleep - 3:30 6. Breakin' Up Christmas - 1:58 7. You Can't Tame Me - 3:04 8. Florida Blues - 2:19 9. Rooster's Crowing Blues - 4:32 10. Lee Highway Blues - 3:52 11. Banks of New River - 5:04 12. Snow Line - 2:19 13. Lovin' You Too Well - 3:02 14. Lost Indian - 2:04 15. East Virginia Blues - 3:56 16. Grey Eagle - 2:12 17. My Old Home in Whitetop Mountain - 3:47 18. Bull Plus 10% - 2:11 19. Green Pastures - 3:45
Thornton Spencer (fiddle) , Emily Spencer (vocals & banjo) , Martha Spencer (guitar, vocals, & fiddle) , Spencer Pennington (guitar & vocals) , Michelle Lyle (string bass)
Recorded live at the Blue Ridge Music Center's small indoor theatre near Galax, Virginia, by David McLaughlin
1. Sing Out! - T.D.
“The Whitetop sound is fiddle-driven with the other instruments providing snappy rhythmic back-up. Even the clawhammer banjo is mostly a rhythm instrument with little seconding of the fiddle. This creates an almost irresistible need to get up and dance…a rollicking old-time outfit that remembers what old-time dance music is all about.”