The music on Chadwell’s Station features the fiddle tunes played on the Eastern Frontier before 1840. It includes tunes from the Hamblen Collection – David R Hamblen born in 1809 in Cumberland Gap, VA – as well as tunes in archaic styles from Hiram Stamper and Marcus Martin, plus two from the Virginia Reels – another collection of fiddle tunes published in 1839. Many are played on period gut strung fiddles, accompanied by Whitt Mead on an early Dobson banjo with skin head and gut strings. These are the uncommon tunes played in the vernacular styles of the common folks out in the hinterlands.
THE TUNES: Indian Eat the Woodchuck, Cousin Sally Brown, Three Forks of Cumberland, Lady Hamilton , Pride of America , Cumberland Gap , Speckled Apron , Big Tennessee , Peter Francisco, Cotton Eyed Joe , Flowers of Edinburgh, Down to the Wildwood to Shoot the Buffalo, Chadwell’s Station, White Cockade, Drummer Boy of Waterloo, Polly Put the Kettle, On, Young Edward , Pompey Ran Away, Jolly Blacksmith.