Trans-Atlantic links in the Tradition Bearers Series, with this CD of North American songs and ballads. Sung by Sara Grey, who also plays banjo and is joined by her son Kieron Mearns on guitar and Kate Lissauer on fiddle.
Yodels, ballads, love songs and battle hymns, all with sleeve notes on history and origin.
"We are talking about musical magic here. Sara is able to weave spells with her wonderfully confident vibrato singing and the vibrant way in which her gentle frailing banjo compliments her singing. So she is one of the most convincing performers, but we have to add this to her unparalleled knowledge of and love of the English-speaking American tradition." (Living Tradition)