PRAIRIE BLUEGRASS features tracks originally recorded for broadcast on radio station WHOW in Clinton, Illinois.
Personnel includes: The Bray Brothers; Red Cravens (vocals, guitar).
Recorded in Urbana, Illinois in 1961-1962.
Personnel: Red Cravens (vocals, tenor, guitar); Nate Bray (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Harley Bray (baritone, banjo); Jim Raines, John Hartford (fiddle).
Liner Note Author: Dave Samuelson.
Recording information: Clinton, IL (1961-1962).
Editor: Toby Mountain.
These homemade radio broadcasts from 1961 and 1962 capture this Central Illinois bluegrass group in prime form. A young John Hartford sits in with the band on "Harley's Breakdown," but it's ultimately the Bray Brothers' show. Bluegrass doesn't come much better than this. ~ Cub Koda