Hickory Wind

Band members               Related acts

- Sam Morgan - guitar, fiddle

- Glen McCarthy - bass

- Rob Shank - vocals, banjo, pedal steel guitar

- Pete Tenney - mandolin, fiddle

- Mark Wallbridge - vocals, guitar, kazoo




- none known 



Genre: country-rock

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title:  Fresh Produce

Company: Flying Fish

Catalog: FF-018

Year: 1975

Country/State: --

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: gatefold sleeve; minor ring wear on cover

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4412

Price: $10.00

Cost: $66.00


Not to be mistaken for the hideously rare psych outfit from ,these guys are of minor interest to me in that they're from the Washington, DC area and I vaguely remember seeing them open for some name act (maybe The Chieftains).  


Featuring a mixture of originals and traditional covers, 1975's "Fresh Produce" offered up a mildly entertaining set of folk and bluegrass moves.  I'll be candid and tell you they're far too country for my tastes, but I can still admire their professionalism and a couple of tracks ('Everybody Loves My Baby') actually rocked a little.  Elsewhere, guitarist Mark Walbridge sounded a bit like Graham Nash (if he'd grown up in rural Virginia) on the pertty ballad 'Moonshine Girl'.  Personal favorite, the atypical eastern-influenced instrumental 'Muvu Aahaa'.


"Fresh Produce" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Everybody Loves My Baby  (Spencer Williams - J. Palmer) - 3:24

2.) Cracklin' Down   (Bob Shank) - 2:24

3.) Shaking Down the Acorns (instrumental) (traditional) - 1:46

4.) See You Tomorrow    (Peter Tenney) - 2:30

5.) Red Rocking Chair   (Charlie Monroe) - 3:20

6.) Ragtime Annie (traditional) - 2:00


(side 2)

1.) Moonshine Girl   (Sam Morgan) - 3:40

2.) Muvu Aahaa (instrumental)   (Sam Morgan) - 2:11

3.) Little Beggarman (instrumental) (traditional) - 2:45

4.) Ship On the Rocks   (Mark Walbridge) - 2:06

5.) Russian Roulette (instrumental)   (Sam Morgan - Peter Tenney) - 2:19

6.) Hop High Ladies (traditional) - 1:40

7.) Turkey In the Straw (traditional) - 2:00



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