From These Hills (RGFCD033)
Road Goes On Forever Records proudly announces the release of the first new album in ten years by the legendary CAROLYN HESTER, From These Hills (RGFCD 033). Recorded in 1996, From These Hills features CAROLYN fronting a band of members of her family: DAVID BLUME, her husband, playing all manner of keyboards, also produced the 15 track album, with their daughters, KARLA BLUME (guitar, vocals) and AMY BLUME (bass, backing vocals) also performing.
Among the tracks on this 55 minute plus album are a superb version of SYDNEY CARTERs celebrated anti-war song, The Crow On The Cradle, 1996 versions of two staples of her live set in Lonesome Tears (written by BUDDY HOLLY, a friend of CAROLYNs from Texas) and Pack Up Your Sorrows (written by CAROLYNs first husband, RICHARD FARINA), The Names Of Trees, a new song written by TOM PAXTON, of which this is the first released recording, and several new songs written by CAROLYN, including Nancis Song. which was written about NANCI GRIFFITH, who has acknowledged CAROLYN as one of her early role models.
Also available by CAROLYN HESTER on Road Goes On Forever Records:
Texas Songbird (two complete 1980s albums on a single CD)
The Tradition Album (reissue of Carolyn's second LP, a classic from1961, with four bonus tracks of 1961 repertoire recorded under the same circumstances as the original LP, but in 1995)