A staple and giant in bluegrass music, acclaimed fiddler David Blackmon has toured and recorded with country legend Jerry Reed, was a founding member of Blueground Undergrass, and has been seen with the likes of Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Athens’ Widespread Panic.
Noel Blackmon, a well regarded multi-instrumentalist (Curley Maple, Calliope Fair, Klezmer Local 42) as well as purveyor and interpreter of rare folk songs from the Celtic Isles and the Appalachian Mountains, brings overlooked, timeless songs to the mix.
North Georgia’s Jason Kenney (Corey Smith, Dappled Grays, HomeGrown Revival) offers compelling and uplifting original songs, a quadruple threat on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals.
Finally, the ace of the double bass, Chris Enghauser (Randall Bramblett, Jeff Coffin, Futureman’s Roy-El Phi-Harmonics Orchestra) provides his prodigious talents filling out the material with subtle, yet crucial and noteworthy performances.
The Kenney-Blackmon String Band's debut CD is "The Singing Tree," which is described as stretching the boundaries of American music, mixing old-time fiddle tuner and folk songs with fresh rhythms, modern lyricism, and virtuosic playing.
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