New sound clips now
We are proud to announce
our new release, “Side by
Side” (Burning Wolf 002), with Kentucky’s world-renown
fiddler, J.P. Fraley, twin fiddling his favorite waltzes,
tear-jerkers and two-steps, with Betty Vornbrock. This album came about
because of interest in various festival jam sessions in which J.P. finds
himself the central attraction. His love of sharing music with anyone
and everyone often manifests in hours of just such a repertoire, with
other fiddlers joining in on harmony lines.
Betty, who also plays a wide range of Appalachian old-time fiddle tunes, is frequently a part of these sessions, and especially loves the challenge of twin fiddle, especially with someone as soulful and creative as J.P. This CD attempts to capture the interaction of these two emotive players, as they stray outside the realm of hoedowns, and delve into genres that have also been part of J.P.’s world of influence.
Waltz (click to
include such beautiful waltzes as Kenny Baker’s “Festival” and
“Goldenrod”, country/western 2-steps such as “Take Good Care of
Her” and “Mary Dear”
, as well as two of Fraley’s original compositions, “October
Waltz” and “Winds of Shiloh”.
The tempo picks up some with another Kenny Baker piece, “Tune
for Andy”, and Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine”. Their haunting
rendition of “Ook-Pik Waltz” is a highlight of this compilation,
which winds up with the unaccompanied hymn, “Uncloudy Day”.
try the music clips!
J.P. and Betty are his daughter, Danielle Fraley, and Betty’s husband
Billy Cornette, on guitars, with J.P.’s long-time friend, Doug
Chaffin, on bass.
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