Clinch Mountain Echo

Jarrod Church - Clinch Mountain Banjo

A Tribute To The Master - Dr. Ralph Stanley

(Jyroscope JWC-1982) 2006


Clinch Mountain Banjo
Rear Cover CD Tray CD Booklet CD Booklet
At the Opry On stage with Ralph

This album, featuring James Alan Shelton and Dewey Brown, was recorded at two sessions, on 4th and 18th March 2006 at Castle Recording, Castelwood, Va.

Jarrod, while perhaps not quite in the same league as Steve Sparkman, is nonetheless an excellent 'Stanley style' banjo picker, and for aficionados of Ralph's style, this CD-R is pretty delightful.

According to the liner notes, Jarrod is from Birchleaf in Dickenson County, Va. He had previously filled in on occasion with Ralph, even performing at the Grand Old Opry, and in 2010 was briefly a full-time CMB inbetween Steve Sparkman and Mitchell Van Dyke.

The album features a dozen of Ralph's banjo instrumentals, played on a left-handed 50th anniversary Stanleytone banjo,[1] plus a medley of Ralph's breaks from Wild Bill Jones/Little Maggie and Pretty Polly (The Doctor's Medley)

In more recent years Jarrod has played with Sammy Adkins and The Sandy Hook Mountain Boys.

Track:
Title:
CD-R:
(29:59)
1
Big Tilda

R. Stanley
2
Clinch Mountain Backstep

Ruby Rakes
3
Shamrock

R. Stanley
4
Red River Valley / Groundhog

P.D.
5
Shout Little Lulie

P.D.
6
Dickenson County Breakdown

R. Stanley
7
Rang Tang

R. Stanley / George Shuffler
8
Coosy

R. Stanley
9
Cluck Old Hen

P.D.
10
Hard Times

R. Stanley
11
Lisa's Joy

R. Stanley
12
Old Time Pickin'

R. Stanley
13
The Doctor's Medley

P.D.

Go To Top Of Page [1] There are thought to be only 2 left handed Stanleytones. Gary Bates (aka Stanleytone) has a 40th anniversary one and Jarrod's 50th anniversary is the other. https://www.banjohangout.org/photo/50547