Appalachian Road Show – Tribulation. 

by | 5 May, 2020

Appalachian Road Show has released a new album called Tribulation. 

Unified by a mission to preserve and share the rich cultural and musical heritage of America’s Appalachian mountain region, Appalachian Road Show narrates stories of human migration, family separation, unrequited love, war protest, faith and the strength of humans to overcome adversity.

When we started this record, we had no idea the state of affairs this world would be in at the time of its release Tribulation‘ is a journey through the trials and triumphs of Appalachian life but also a narrative that we believe everyone can identify with today and always – Jim VanCleve.

Tribulation demonstrates Appalachian Road Show’s ability to make roots music new again with cascading guitar, sprightly fiddles, meandering mandolins, nimble guitars and rolling banjos – Folk Alley.

The band features Grammy-nominated Barry Abernathy on banjo, Grammy-winning Jim VanCleve on fiddle, Darrell Webb on mandolin, Grammy winner Todd Phillips and Zeb Snyder on guitar. This five-piece group seamlessly blends influences across genres brought to Appalachia from Scotland, Ireland, England, Africa and beyond.

For more information and tour updates, please visit their website.

Tribulation Track List:

1. The Spirit of Appalachia (Spoken)
2. Don’t Want to Die in the Storm (public domain / arrangement by Barry Abernathy, Jim VanCleve, Darrell Webb)
3. Goin’ To Bring Her Back (Jim VanCleve)
4. Sales Tax on the Women (Dorsey & Howard Dixon)
5. Wish The Wars Were All Over (Tim Ericksen)
6. Wars. Torn Asunder (Spoken)
7. Goin’ Across the Mountain (Frank Proffit)
8. The Appalachian Road (Jim VanCleve)
9. Gospel Train (Larry Sparks)
10. The Old World & New Sounds (Spoken)
11. Beneath That Willow Tree (Belle Luther Richards/Smithsonian Folkways)
12. 99 Years and One Dark Day (Robert Earl Keen)
13. Hard Times Come Again No More (Stephen Foster)
14. Hardship, Hope, and the Enduring Spirit of Appalachia (Spoken)
15. Rev. Jasper Davis – Old Time Preaching on Tribulations (Rev. Jasper Davis)
16. Tribulations (Estil C Ball)