Backroads and Banjos Archive

The Unfortunate Rake

Original Air Date: 08-27-2014

Art take a look at the lineage of perhaps the most widely interpreted traditional folk ballad, The Unfortunate Rake. This song is not particularly well known by its given name but has spawned a large …

Darren Hanlon

Original Air Date: 08-6-2014

Art welcomes Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hanlon into the studio to play some tunes and chat about his recent odyssey around the United States. When Darren decided it was time to make a new album, the …

Frank and Mary Hamilton – Part 3

Original Air Date: 07-23-2014

Art welcomes back Frank Hamilton to chat about their experiences traveling the Southeast learning traditional folk music from those who first brought the songs to prominence. Along with his pals Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Guy …

Frank and Mary Hamilton

Original Air Date: 06-18-2014

Art is joined in studio by banjo player, singer, songwriter, and storyteller Frank Hamilton along with his wife Mary. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Hamilton spent a lot of his years playing and recording with …

Rattle on the Stovepipe

Original Air Date: 05-14-2014

Art shares some newly recorded music from a trio called Rattle on the Stovepipe. Led by fiddler Pete Cooper along with his bandmates Dave Arthur and Dan Stewart, the group have gained an enthusiastic following …

The Eller Brothers and Ross Brown

Original Air Date: 05-7-2014

Art explores his LP collection and pulls out a record from The Eller Brothers and Ross Brown. Shortly after moving to Athens, GA in 1976, Art set out to the Georgia Mountain Festival in Hiwassee …