Monday, August 17, 2009
in the very beginning, there was just the man and his fiddle
The North Louisiana String Band - A ton of information about the North Louisiana String Band be found on the Louisiana Folklife website. The thing that immediately grabbed me was the stern declaration at the beginning of the first track "Ida Red": In the very beginning, there was just the man and his fiddle. Each song is given star treatment with a similar boisterous introduction by Troy DeRamus, rhythm guitarist and bandleader, but it is the interplay of Don Mayo's mandolin and Ray Beebe's fiddle that gives this album its juice.