Pepper's sophomore release featuring 12 originals penned over the last 15+ years all inspired by ballads and old time music as well as 2 traditional folk songs. Featuring talented mountain musicians including Elizabeth LaPrelle, the Grit Lickers (Julie Chiles and Zeb Gambill), JoeBass DeJarnette, Ash Devine & Steve Kruger.
THE PRETTIEST BIRD is available now to stream/dowload on apple music, bandcamp, spotify & pandora.
Purchase a CD from me here.
*For every album purchased (digital or physical), a tree will be planted through a $1 donation to One Tree Planted!*
Workshop: Mountain Songs for the Soul
A ballad and folksong workshop happening online on 4 consecutive Thursday evenings starting Jan. 14. Details TBA
Workshop: Mountain Songs for the Soul (in-person)
John C. Campbell Folk School
I SING OLD SONGS
This music connects us to our ancestors and history and each other, no matter where we come from. I sing as a way to remember and honor past generations and to draw on the strength and beauty of their song and stories as we travel forward.
I am drawn to the melody, rhythm and quirky words--the old sounds--as much or sometimes even more than the story behind the song. And most of all it's the indescribable, soulful feeling behind the ballads that captivates me. It doesn't much matter whether a song is happy or sad, it's the singing that fills me up, and I wish that for anybody in earshot.