Tommy Edwards new CD now available!

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Tommy Edwards' new recording, North Carolina: History, Mystery, Lore and More was released earlier this month. It is a collection of 13 songs about North Carolina. There are seven old favorites, including a version of Elizabeth Cotton's "Freight Train," the Tom Dula (Dooley) ballad, a 1920s number "Carolina Moon" and "My Cabin in Caroline." And there are six originals telling the stories of "The Ghost Light of Maco Station," "The Devil's Tramping Ground" plus a song that praises our state's great barbecue, "Holy Smoke," and more. The Bluegrass Experience's banjo master Stan Brown assisted, as did seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association banjo player of the year Jim Mills. Bobby Hicks (late of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder), Dewey Brown of Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys and Alice Zincone and Rick Lafleur (The Grass Cats) also helped out. And so did Matt Hooper, Jerry Stuart and bass wizard Robbie Link. The only non-Tar heel resident who played on the project was guitar phenomenon Jake Stargel (Greencards, Mountain Heart).

North Carolina: History, Mystery, Lore and More is currently available at performances by Edwards and at Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, Fly Leaf Books in Chapel Hill, The Farmer's Alliance Store in Siler City and several locations in Pittsboro, including The General Store Café and Red Gate Music on Hillsboro Street. It can be ordered online at www.countysales.com or directly from Tommy Edwards by mail: P.O. Box 364, Pittsboro, North Carolina, 27312. Each album is $16.00, which covers the cost of the recording as well as the packaging and shipping.

And don't miss Tommy's performance at Quail Ridge Books & Music on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.!

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