APPALACHIAN MUSIC OLD & NEW

Tyler Hughes & Sam Gleaves play old time country music and newly written songs from the Appalachian mountains.  

Tyler and Sam’s programs feature fiddle and banjo hoedowns, close mountain harmonies, stories of all kinds, Carter Family-inspired autoharp and guitar, country gospel songs, lonesome ballads and flatfoot dancing. As a duo, Sam and Tyler also perform contemporary songs that tell stories from today's Appalachia, which can be heard on Sam's critically acclaimed album Ain't We Brothers. Tyler and Sam have performed at many venues and festivals throughout the United States, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival, The State Fair of Virginia, The Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and others.  Sam and Tyler have appeared onprograms such as West Virginia Public Radio's Mountain Stage and Lexington, Kentucky's Red Barn Radio (broadcast on Kentucky Educational Television).

NEW RECORD AVAILABLE NOW!

Southwest Virginia natives Sam Gleaves and Tyler Hughes transport listeners to the hills of contemporary Appalachia. The duo blend their close vocal harmonies with expert accompaniment on banjo, guitar, autoharp, fiddle and mandolin and a deep respect for their traditions. Like their ancestral neighbors of the Carter Family, Sam and Tyler choose songs rooted in their region that are genuine and varied. Produced by two-time Grammy winning artist Cathy Fink, this record presents heartfelt country duets, fiddle and banjo hoedowns, comedy songs, rousing gospel numbersand labor movement anthems. "Stockyard Hill" and "When We Love" are two thoughtful songs written by the duo that challenge Appalachian stereotypes. 

ORDER THE NEW RECORD BY TYLER & SAM

(RELEASED JUNE 16,2017) 

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