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Saluda Mountain Memories – $12.00

Saluda Mountain Memories


This custom CD features 10 excellent bluegrass and spiritual tunes, selected by store owner Clark Thompson and played by a group of outstanding bluegrass musicians led by J. Larry Keith of the Lonesome Road Band.  Each of the 10 songs relates to Saluda, the Blue Ridge Mountains, railroads, coon dogs, or even Thompson’s Store itself.  Be sure to pick up a copy of this one-of-a-kind CD!

Featured songs include:  “Fireball Mail”; “Here Rattler, Here”; “Saluda Mountain Memories”; “Big Midnight Special”; “Saluda Mountain Home”; “In the Pines”; “Life’s Railway to Heaven”; “Good Old Mountain Dew”; “Orange Blossom Special”; “Amazing Grace”

Excerpt from the liner notes:  “The music on this CD represents the story of a small town, a country store and grill, a railroad line and an old-time bluegrass music that has always been the soundtrack of the local heritage found in Saluda, NC.  It also reflects the efforts to preserve a rural community nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains while working to maintain its historic character.  These world-class musicians eloquently express the traditional Appalachian-style music left by our immigrant forefathers who settled this area.”

Additional musicians featured on this cd include:

Bobby Hicks (World Fiddle Hall of Fame winner and 10-time Grammy Award winner in bluegrass fiddling.  A 50-year member of the Grand Ole Opry, he performed for many years with Bill Monroe, Porter Wagner, and Ricky Scaggs.)

Randy Kohrs (A three-time Grammy nominee and 2008 Grammy Award winner for the album “Bluegrass Diaries,” he has performed with Tom T. Hall, Holly Dunn, and Dolly Parton bands and has recorded over 500 albums.  Randy plays the dobro.)

Reese “Rock’n Reese” Combs (Upright bass player for the Lonesome Road Band)

Don Austin (Banjo picker for the band Carolina Blue)

Eddie “Big Eddie” Swann (Bass player and recording engineer)