47 The Howlin Brothers
This week, the unconventional folk-blues-rock-bluegrass trio “The
Howlin’ Brothers” perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.
Also, interviews with “The Howlin’ Brothers,” Aubrey Atwater &
Elwood Donnelly present memories of Balis Ritchie, and Mark Jones offers
an archival recording of original Ozark musicians Aubrey Richardson
& Mike McGee.
“The Howlin’ Brothers” are Ian Craft, Ben
Plasse, and Jared Green. The trio has a wide ranging appeal as evidenced
by their popular performance at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.
Combining banjo, fiddle, guitar and upright bass, they perform
traditional and original music with a sound familiar to fans of old
time, roots, and Americana styles. Of note is fiddler and banjo player
Ian Craft, as he could be creating a new style of hybrid banjo playing.
folk musicians Aubrey Atwater & Elwood Donnelly profile influential
folk music icons Jean Ritchie and the Ritchie Family, as well as
explore the traditional Appalachian music and dance that the Ritchie
Family helped to perpetuate into the modern American folk lexicon. This
episode focuses on memories of Balis Ritchie, and features Aubrey &
Elwood’s performance of the traditional song “I've Been a Foreign
Mark Jones' “From the Vault” segment features a rare
recording of Ozark originals Aubrey Richardson & Mike McGee
performing the traditional folk song “Cluck Ole Hen,” from the Ozark
Folk Center State Park archives.
46 Dennis Stroughmatt
This week, bona fide Illinois French trouveur & fiddler Dennis
Stroughmatt performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also,
interviews with Dennis, folklorist and author Charley Sandage offers an
historical sojourn into Ozark culture, and Mark Jones presents an
archival recording of a trio of Ozark originals, Walter Gosser, Mike
Hill, and Dean Hinesley.
Dennis Stroughmatt is a renaissance man.
His passion for the Creole fiddle and French music of the Southern
Illinois/Missouri region has lead him on a journey to the backwoods of
Louisiana and the University of Quebec. He has nearly single handedly
revitalized the original Creole music and French culture of the
Illinois-Missouri region by rekindling a love and passion for the
culture and song.
Author, folklorist, and songwriter Charley
Sandage presents an historical portrait of the people, events, and
indomitable spirit of Ozark culture that resulted in the creation of the
Ozark Folk Center State Park and an enduring legacy of music and craft.
This episode focuses on traditional dance styles of the Ozark region.
Jones' “From the Vault” segment features a rare recording of a trio of
Ozark originals, Walter Gosser, Mike Hill, and Dean Hinesley performing
the song “Roving Gambler,” from the Ozark Folk Center State Park
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