Artist: Nancy Blake & Norman Blake
Song: New Bicycle Hornpipe
Album: The Norman and Nancy Blake Compact Disc (1985)
Although he is proficient with a variety of stringed instruments, Norman Blake is famous for his acoustic guitar skills -- he was one of the major bluegrass guitarists of the '70s. Blake came into view in the late '60s, when he began performing as a sideman with artists as diverse as June Carter and Bob Dylan. During the '70s, he began a solo career that quickly became one of the most popular and musically adventurous within bluegrass. He continued recording and performing -- occasionally with his wife, Nancy -- well into the '90s. Blake began playing music professionally when he was 16 years old, joining the Dixieland Drifters as a … » Read more
Norman & Nancy Blake Compact Disc combines Norman's Lighthouse on the Shore and Nancy's Grand Junction on one 21-track compact disc, offering neophytes a good introduction the duo's distinctive style of acoustic country and bluegrass.