We got to know our friend and teacher Roy Andrade while he was part of the late, lamented Reeltime Travelers. Now he is a professor at East Tennessee State University, assistant director of the Appalachian music program there. And one of his current projects is to help produce a set of home recordings by Doc Watson, who passed on recently. Creating the 4 CD set will be expensive, and so Roy is running a Kickstarter project to fund production.
Another musician who means a lot to us, Jody Stecher, is involved with the project and has just written this very nice review of the recordings. As Jody says, “There is no aspect of "performance" in these extraordinary recordings, no embodying of what the collector recordist might be perceived to be expecting. This is the Real Deal.”
If you like Doc and want to help flesh out his legacy, and help give some homemade Appalachian music—the Real Deal—to the world, please think about contributing. Thanks.