Posts Tagged ‘“Deep River Rising”’

From behind the lens … a defining moment in musical performance

I would have probably never articulated this on my own except for an occasion of heightened awareness by photographing a recent performance by David Holt, Bryan Sutton, and T. Michael Coleman.  They have started a band called “Deep River Rising” to perpetuate the musical traditions of Doc Watson, so they are still in the “getting acquainted with each other” phase of discovery […]


My daughter wanted only two things for Christmas … a banjo … and a bullfrog

“We’re still working on that bullfrog …! Traditional music has been learned “knee-to-knee” and passed down from one generation to the next in the oral tradition –  one person teaching the next.  These songs do not have any authentic or original version because regional and local influences over time have self-selected those variants that become preferred. […]