Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Leave a Comment
When my regular old-time band, Chinkypin, didn’t get around to a recording project in time for my website launch, I called Emily Phillips. She began in the “Roots Music” program in Stone County’s schools, in which Ozark Folk Center musicians teach old-time music and instruments as an addition to the standard music program. Adept in traditional styles on both fiddle and banjo, Emily immediately agreed to do a project with me. We went into Joe Jewell’s studio here in Mountain View and turned out “The Blackest Crow.” Since then, she finished high school, took a fiddling trip to Scotland, and started a college honors program. What a pleasure to work with this young lady!