Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New CD unleashed in Minnesota

We just returned from our 'gig' of the season in Southeast Minnesota in a town called Lanesboro.  It was the 10th anniversary of Bluff Country Gathering,  a weekend music camp  with workshops, concerts and a big Saturday night dance mostly held in a small community center.  It was great place to introduce our new CD 'Never Grow Old'  to a fantastic audience of old-time/bluegrass  and dance enthusiasts.  We sold out and wish we had brought more. 

 Anyway, we want to let everyone whose interested know  that the title is 'Not Ragged But Right' as was mentioned in a recent Floyd publication  although that fine song is Track 2 of 15.  We are proud of our efforts to finally have a compilation of the many kinds of songs we know and perform.  As Professor Kinney Rorer says  it " will appeal to the Saturday night sinner as well as the Sunday morning saint".

We will be the primary source for this at first so if you want one that's still 'hot'  of the presses
then see the ordering info at the bottom of the page.  

As always it is best to deal directly with the 'artist' to keep the middle man at bay, but, we plan to have them available in our usual consignment locations around Floyd in the coming weeks. It will also eventually be available through County Sales, the Floyd Country Store, and Ol '97 Wreckords and others.

Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever records and studios will be setting things up for folks to purchase digital downloads from our new myspace music page.  You can now hear 90 second clips of a few songs on the CD by visiting anytime.

We plan to put some more clips  of the new effort on this site soon as well.

Thanks for your reading this and for any and all of your support for old-time music. 

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Down to the Wire

By this time next week we'll be in the air returning from our 'Gig of the Year'  known as The Bluff Country Gathering  located in Minnesota.  It is put on by the professional husband and wife duo Bob Bovee and Gail Heil who we have heard of for years.  They were kind enough to invite us to come be a part of their annual 4 day music camp.  We'll be part of a staff of 10 or so musicians from the national old-time music scene  teaching the student participants the details of our particular kind of old-time music.  There will be lots of jamming, song swapping, dancing and even a concert for the general public.  We are very fortunate.  
In spite of my Mom's recent passing,  we have been working as diligently as we can to get our 'new' CD printed so we can have them on hand for the event.  As I mentioned before, we are calling it 'Never Grow Old' not 'Ragged But Right'.   We will officially 'release' it there in Minnesota when we open our suit case.  Something so 'hot' of the press from the Mountain Fever studios printing facility will definitely be  needing air by the time we get there. 
Hopefully, we won't have any left to bring back.
  We will be announcing it's release through the New River Old Time (nrot) list serve and on a newly created 'my space' page.  Check out myspace/macandjennytraynham  for sound clips and photos. Thanks to Chris Gowin of WSVS-AM radio in Crewe Virginia for suggesting we do this.  We'll upgrade it as we get time
to make develop it into a site much like this one but with a higher profile to the music world.   So please check it out too.  There'll be info about how to order the new CD if so you are interested or you can find that info further down on this site.  We hope to add more
to this site as well.

Thanks for coming back and let us know who you are and where you are from.

We appreciate all your support.