BLACK TWIG PICKERS FRIENDS PEACE VHF Format: LP Cata No: VHF153

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BLACK TWIG PICKERS

FRIENDS PEACE

VHF


Format: LP
Cata No: VHF153
Barcode: 783881015317
Following a series of records with Thrill Jockey (including
the sensational Seasonal Hire with Steve Gunn), the Black
Twig Pickers return to the VHF mothership to continue their
charming and original take on old time and Appalachianinspired
string band sounds. Together since 2001, and a
continuous presence in the music’s true home of Southwest
Virginia, the Twigs represent the actively working evolution
of the traditions—learning songs from other locals, playing
dances at the Floyd Country Store, etc—without retroartifice
or nostalgia. The ragged-but-right performances and
recording (and Sally Ann Morgan’s perfect cover design)
sit at the ideal intersection of DIY / “underground” and local
string-sound values. On Friend’s Peace, the band travels a
range of styles, from the lovely harmony on the trad-classic
“Moonshiner” to the racing fiddle / guitar / banjo on the
“Money Musk” medley. Mixed in with the traditional songs
are several perfectly-placed original tunes, including Mike
Gangloff’s keening “Cara’s Waltz” and Isak Howell’s solo
guitar spotlight on “Barnswallow.”

Tracks:

1. Moonshiner
2. Money Musk/Icy Mountain/
Tommy Hawk
3. Cara?s Waltz
4. Sheets Of Rain, Streams Of Sun
5. Will You Miss Me When I?m Gone?
6. Roan Mountain Sally Ann
7. Knight On The Road
8. Barnswallow
9. St. Valentine?s
10. March Elliston Joy
11. Dan Friend?s Piece