- Released: August 19, 1997
- Label: Arhoolie Records
- 1.When I Can Read My Titles Clear
- 2.In the Pines
- 3.Sunny Side of Life
- 4.Poor Old Dirty Love
- 5.Sally Anne
- 6.I Truly Understand That You Love Another Man
- 7.Old Black Choo Choo
- 8.Today Has Been a Lonesome Day
- 9.No Never No
- 10.New River Train
- 11.Get Acquanted Waltz
- 12.Will the Circle Be Unbroken
- 13.Black Lung
- 14.Difficult Run Part 2
Personnel: Tracy Schwarz (vocals, guitar, dobro, fiddle); Mike Seeger (vocals, guitar, banjo, autoharp, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica); Alice Gerrard (vocals, guitar); Hazel Dickens (vocals); Lamar Grier (banjo).
Liner Note Author: Richard K. Spottswood.
Recording information: Glen Rock Community Center, Glen Rock, PA (1968-1970).
Photographer: Betsy Siggins.
This recording of country/folk three-part harmonies will seem a bit accessible to someone familiar with the smooth sound of Alison Krauss. One might also find these recordings spanning 1968 through 1970 full of charm and honesty. Four city kids are unsatisfied with the pop vocal groups and become enamored with the folk revival of the time. This is their worthy attempt to add to that honored body of work. Several bluegrass vocal favorites are treated here. Among them are "Sunny Side of Life" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." While the Strange Creek Singers sometimes outdo themselves technically, their passion and love for their craft makes this album a classic. ~ Tom Schulte