“Chestnut Mountain” is a song I wrote about our family homeplace in Wilkes County, NC. My late grandfather, bluegrass fiddler Jim Shumate, was born there in 1921. There is so much history on that mountain. When I was young, the whole area was relatively remote and undeveloped aside from a few almost impassable roads. Later, […]
Interested in a private online concert or workshop?
We’ve all had to pivot and do some things a little differently over the last year. We miss interacting with you all and have been very thankful for facebook live shows, workshops and other online opportunities that keep us connected. That said, are you interested in a private online concert? How about a workshop on […]
Stream “Paper Crowns” Now!
We’re excited to announce that our newest single on Organic Records, “Paper Crowns” is streaming everywhere now! STREAM IT HERE “We started writing Paper Crowns on our daughter Cady’s fifth birthday, a cold and rainy day in February. I was feeling nostalgic for her younger years, as five felt like a big turning point in […]
New Bluegrass Single “That Home Far Away” Out Now!
“We were excited to record ‘That Home Far Away’ because it’s a really grounding song for us, while also being a fun, driving bluegrass number. The Stanley Brothers’ music has always been some of my favorite, particularly their gospel material. This song speaks to hope for the future, which we could all use right now, […]
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW!! “Hoffman’s Hora / David’s Frailach”
“These two klezmer instrumentals were in my grandfather, David Weinstein’s, repertoire,” says Natalya. “He was a professional musician who emigrated from Russia (what is now Ukraine) in 1923, and made his living here in America playing music for weddings, functions, and events. Horas and frailachs were dance tunes, and often were unnamed. This version of ‘Hoffman’s Hora’ was named […]
“Where Do You Stand” Out Now!!
“Where Do You Stand is a commentary on the state of our national discourse. Often, it’s the farthest ends of the political spectrum that make the news and it seems like inflammatory rhetoric is the only thing that gets heard these days. We’d like for us to remember that we’re all connected, and are […]