1. Rambling Hobo
  2. The Story That the Crow Told Me
  3. Farmland Blues
  4. Cannonball
  5. Twin Sisters (Duo)
  6. The Highwayman
  7. Buckdancer's Choice
  8. Which Side are You On?
  9. Sugar in the Gourd
10. Fine Sally
11. Chittlin Cookin' Time in Cheatham County
12. Chilly Winds
13. Danville Girl

14. Talkin' Hard Luck
15. Sally in the Garden
16. My Name is John Johanna
17. Twin Sisters (Solo)
18. Dark Holler
19. It's Hard to Love
20. I Walk the Road Again
21. Alabama Gals
22. Rolling Mills Burning Down
23. Chinquapin Pie


ACD 34
John Cohen

Old-Time Music Breaks New Ground Stories the Crow Told Me is the first solo release by John Cohen, an original member of the New Lost City Ramblers and a long-time proponent of old-time music. The 23 selections on this album offer over an hour of traditional melodies performed by John (vocals, banjo, guitar) with help from co-producer David Grisman (mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar and autoharp) and old friends Sue Draheim (fiddle) and
Jody Stecher (fiddle, banjo and guitar). John helped found the New Lost City Ramblers, who have championed old-time music for 40 years. He's also an acclaimed folklorist, photographer and film maker who has produced numerous recordings and films of traditional music from all over the world.

Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead were among those listening to old-time music in the 1960s. "The Story That the Crow Told Me" and "Buckdancer's Choice," heard on this CD, are mentioned in the lyrics to their anthem "Uncle John's Band." "If I wasn't specifically thinking of you personally when I wrote 'Uncle John's Band'," Robert Hunter told John, "I might as well have been; you fill the bill."

The album includes "Rambling Hobo," "Dark Holler," "Chittlin' Cookin' Time in Cheatham County" and others, recorded with authentic flavor and new vitality, making Stories the Crow Told Me a rich re-telling of timeless tales.

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