By Brant Karrick
Alfred Concert Band
The Kentucky mountaineers have preserved a proud heritage of traditional ballads, and other old Scottish and English folk songs brought to America by their ancestors. Borrowing from this wonderful genre of folk songs, this outstanding setting of "John Riley," "The Lonesome Scenes of Winter," "Sourwood Mountain," "Frog Went-A- Courting," and "Loving Hannah" is destined to become a band classic. Skillfully scored and imaginative in setting, Songs of Old Kentucky provides a charming vehicle for expressive playing. A delightful addition to your next concert!