"CRAZY BARN DANCE" CD - Bluegrass Roots on Carolina Radio 1933-1940

PineCone, Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, Inc.

43% of $2,500
$1,436 of $2,500 to go
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About This Project

“CRAZY BARN DANCE”
Bluegrass Roots on Carolina Radio 1933-1940
Two-CD set with 48 vintage recordings and a 72-page color booklet

Ever wonder what radio sounded like in the early days of the industry, long before TV and the internet?

Well, this is your chance to hear firsthand how a Saturday-night radio show born in North Carolina showcased some of the greatest string bands and brother duets of the Depression era, and influenced countless musicians for decades to come. Today’s bluegrass and country music owes a huge debt to these pioneers of early radio, first sponsored by a patent medicine called “Crazy Water Crystals.”

Your donation will help Old Hat Records and PineCone produce a 2-CD anthology of this vital and exciting music, complete with extensive historical notes and period illustrations.

At this early stage of production, your gift will specifically be used to help cover costs related to analog-to-digital remastering of 48 sides from the original 78 RPM discs, totaling $2,880.

We thank you in advance for your support!

Donor Benefits

$25:  Recognition in PineCone's print newsletter, The Traditional Review, and online at www.pinecone.org
$100:  Handwritten thank you card from a North Carolina bluegrass musician
$250:  Invited to tour a professional radio station studio
$500:  Invited to tour a professional recording studio