"I give this compelling CD my highest recommendation."
--Pete Sutherland, Old Time Herald
"Excellent fiddling; tight instrumentals, and strong vocals--this is a band that serves it up hot!"--Brad Leftwich
Rarely does an old-time string band display such a potent mix of instrumental and vocal horsepower. Troublesome Creek offers up driving and archaic dance tunes of the central South, haunting mountain ballads, and lonesome or raucous songs of country music pioneers like Dock Boggs and the Carter Family.
20 April 12
This past Sunday afternoon was sunny and sweet. Troublesome Creek's banjoist, Steve, had just finished an eight-day southern tour with the Rhythm Method: Steve, Erica Weiss, Cathy Mason, and Craig Edwards.
Their band, heading back north on I-81, took a Staunton, VA, exit and pulled into Rowe's Family Restaurant, where Rick and Dick were waiting. After a hug-filled reunion, Steve unloaded his stuff, and the Rhythm Method, sans Steve, continued north.
Rick, Steve, and Dick enjoyed some good home cooking at Rowe's and then drove to Lorie's big old farmhouse north of Staunton. On the front porch, relishing a mild spring breeze, rolling green pasture land, and spectacular mountain views, we jammed tunes and songs till dark.
Then we three guys headed over the Blue Ridge to Dick's cottage in Ivy, a tad west of Charlottesville. There Rick, Steve, and Dick played music much of Monday and Tuesday with Lorie joining us after work for supper and more songs and tunes.
We're tickled pink to get our groove going.