Join Cary Fridley, Frank Lee and The Freight Hoppers, and discover the captivating sounds of the Appalachian mountain 'lonesome voice' song tradition through this distinctive singing style.
The music of the rural mountains of the southern Appalachians is typified by an honest delivery and a strong, cutting sound that can be heard on old field recordings and in contemporary Country music performances.
Fridley begins by demonstrating exercises that will help develop the 'head' voice and 'chest' voice, providing guidance in projecting the voice and holding notes with proper support. You'll even learn how to 'fix' out-of-tune notes and how to approach a duet.
The songs themselves promise to inspire and warm the heart. Each mountain favourite tells a story, and Fridley shows how she phrases and interprets some of the greatest old-time ballads including Man Of Constant Sorrow and My Love Has Brought Me To Despair. Timeless.