Here's the first album featuring the Appalachian mountain music of popular bluegrass and country artist James Christian, accompanied by the Oriskany Strings old-time band. This nostalgic collection contains 16 songs, 13 of which were written by James Christian. James's powerful country voice is supported by the sweet harmonies of the Oriskany Strings' three lead singers: Gene Guilliams, Rita Parady and Carol Lewis. James's songs have a distinct old-time feel and capture the spirit of life in Appalachia. They express his abiding faith, a deep love of nature, and a longing for simpler times. The mix of old-time instruments includes guitar, clawhammer banjo, Appalachian autoharp, and even a surprisingly tuneful washtub bass fiddle. This is an album that will take you back to the mountains, to those longlost days when life was a lot less complicated.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY:
"I really love to hear your group! You remind me of the old Chuck Wagon Gang records, only you sound even better. Your voices blend so well."
- Bill Bryant, Galax Virginia
"I used to listen to the Carter family years and years ago and your band reminds me of them. It's foot-tapping, heart-warming music. I'm so glad you have a CD now, so I can listen to your songs all the time."
- Pete Robertson, Brown Summit, North Carolina
"Listening to the Oriskany Strings takes me back to the days when my father used to play the fiddle and my family sang together. When I hear your music, it just makes me want to hear more!"
- Liz Inman, Martinsville, Virginia
"You have a really good sound. I love the old songs and your renditions are beautiful. It's great music to sing along to."
- Craig Stevens, Greensboro, North Carolina
"The Oriskany Strings do a great job. I really enjoy listening to your songs."
- Sandy Ledford, Oriskany, Virginia
"I really feel the enthusiasm and spirit and love of the Lord in your music. It lifts my spirits and starts my toes tapping."
- Richard Ronk, Eagle Rock, Virginia
"Listening to your songs transports me to an earlier, gentler time. I can just feel the stress evaporate, especially when I sing along."
- Hazel Lewis, Fairchance, Pennsylvania
"I got to know the Oriskany Strings a few years back when working with Rita Parady. They are a unique and diverse group of folks with a great sound. They also seem to have such a good time when performing, and that makes me enjoy their music even more!"
- Jennifer Crawford, New Castle, VA