Clinch Mountain Echo

Nathan Stanley - Sandy Ridge

(No Label No #) 2005


Nathan Stanley - Sandy Ridge
Rear Cover CD Tray

Nathan was just twelve when he recorded this solo debut at Maggard Sound in Big Stone Gap, Va, in 2005. Featuring backing by the Clinch Mountain Boys, it is mostly instrumental, with Ralph singing and playing on Nine Pound Hammer and Nathan singing lead on Dream Of A Miner's Child and Somebody Loves You Darlin'.

Nathan's vocals sound surprisingly mature, and while his mandolin work is quite basic, it's still pretty good for a twelve year old!

The title cut Sandy Ridge was co-written by Nathan and James Alan Shelton, before a concert in Berkeley, California, and was performed as a showcase number by Nathan at the time.[1]

Nathan also wrote Papaw's Mule and Drew's Tune.

(a) lead vocal on tracks 6 and 10.
(b) on track (3) only.

Track:
Title:
CD:
(26:24)
1
Sandy Ridge

Nathan Stanley / James A. Shelton
2
East Virginia Blues

P.D.
3
Nine Pound Hammer

P.D.
4
Old Time Pickin'

R. Stanley
5
I'll Fly Away

Albert E. Brumley
6
Dream Of A Miner's Child

Robert Donnelly / Will Geddes
7
Bile Them Cabbage Down

P.D.
8
Papaw's Mule

Nathan Stanley
9
Will The Circle Be Unbroken

A.P. Carter
10
Somebody Loves You Darlin'

Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris
11
Farther Along

W.B. Stevens
12
Drew's Tune

Nathan Stanley

Go To Top Of Page [1] eg the tape of Ralph and the Clinch Mountain Boys from the 'Hardly Strictly Bluegrass' festival in Golden Acre Park, San Francisco 2nd October 2005.