Fresh Sounds

Fresh Sounds in the Bluegrass World - 1st Quarter, 2011

Allerton & Alton; Black, White and Bluegrass (Bear Family Records, Al Hawkes and Alton Myers met in 1947 at a record store in Portland, Maine as teenagers. They ended up playing music together on an unlicensed radio station Al built in 1949. Billed as The Cumberland Ridge Runners, they appeared on WLAM in Lewiston, Me., which reached into Canada. This recording is a collection of their 15-minute, live radio shows.

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