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The Road Back Home
The Road Back Home
Excellent companion play-along CD to "On the Road Again."

  • 22 Tunes
  • Cool fusion work with didjeridoo (tracks 3, 8 and 14)
  • A generous 59 minutes and 12 seconds in length
  • Great rattle-along CD (No bones on any tracks)
  • Locally-made free-range recording

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Only $14.97 CD

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Product Code: 126-2CD

Description Technical Specs The Inside Story...
The Road Back Home by the Possum Ridge String Band
Traditional Old-time and Celtic music from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
Features 22 full tracks of delightfully bone-able tunes you can't stop rattlin' along with

Grab Your Bones and Rattle Along with the Possum Ridge String Band
The Road Back Home takes you on a journey through foot-stomping dance tunes, haunting melodies, and tribal adventures to the Celtic-Appalachian roots of the Virginia highlands. This is the band's latest release. Their last CD, On the Road Again, featured the legendary Russ Myers on bones. In this new release, the band welcomes Neal Brooks on bass and didjeridoo, and they have added more color to the sound with bodhran (Irish drum) and Anglo concertina.

From the Folks Who Brought You On the Road Again
Possum Ridge String Band If you already own a copy of On the Road Again that featured Russ Myers on bones, then know why Russ loved this band. This is the Possum Ridge String Band's second album and their "excellent rehearsal-to-performance ratio" is paying off. You can tell these guys are comfortable playing together and they are having fun - an infectious fun that will rub off on you. Their pleasant, rough-hewn sound takes you back to a simpler time and place. This locally-made free-range music is a natural stress-reliever and has been shown (by the Possum Ridge department of public health) to be good for what ails you. So grab your bones and rattle along with Appalachia's only down-home mix of enchanting American and Irish traditional tunes highlighted with a surprisingly elegant touch of tastefully performed didjeridoo.

Band Members (left to right): Whit Whitfield hammered dulcimer, autoharp, bodhran, tambourine. Sam Driver guitar. E.J. Burke fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals. Peter Bramley banjo, tenor banjo, Anglo concertina. Neal Brooks bass, didjeridoo. Rannie Winn whistles. Photo by John Mitchell

Excellent Play-Along CD

Whamdiddle Padauk Bones demo video. Musical segment features Ragtime Annie from The Road Back Home.

Look what's on the CD:

1. New Potatoes 1:37
2. Father Kelly 2:12
3. Kerfunken Jig 2:40
4. Miss McLeod's Reel (Hop High Ladies) 1:47
5. Jonah's Waltz 3:29
6. Ragtime Annie 3:06
7. Gary Owen's Jig 1:44
8. Arran Boat Song / Comb Your Hair and Curl It 5:08
9. Possum Up a Gum Stump 2:24
10. The Coleraine 1:44
11. Cabri Waltz 2:50
12. The Boys of Bluehill 2:48
13. Red Wing 2:25
14. Smash the Windows (Roaring Jelly) 2:08
15. Brian Boru's March / Black Nag / Childgrove 4:59
16. Over the Waterfall / Liberty 3:22
17. Boatman 2:50
18. Paddy Roller 0:35
19. Return to Fingal (Battle of Aughrim) 3:24
20. Ways of the World 1:56
21. Staten Island 1:58
22. Sadie at the Back Door 4:58

Peter Bramley, Banjo, tenor banjo, anglo concertina
E.J. Burke, Fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals
Neal Brooks, Bass, didjeridoo
Sam Driver, Guitar
Whit Whitfield, Hammered dulcimer, autoharp, bodhran, tambourine
Rannie Winn,
  • Liner Notes include Play List: Makes it easy to follow along.
  • Specifies Running Time for Each Track: No guessing how long the tunes play.
  • All Traditional Tunes: This is good 'ol music in the public domain.

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