Home Made Sugar and a Puncheon Floor
Spring Fed Records, the Grammy-winning documentary label operated by MTSU’s Center for Popular Music, announces the release of Home Made Sugar and a Puncheon Floor, a set of home recordings made by John Hartford and fiddling legend Howdy Forrester. This recording preserves a repertoire of many rare, old tunes that Howdy had learned as a boy from his Great Uncle Bob Cates in Hickman County, Tennessee. Hartford plays banjo, Forrester fiddles, and the two share informal discussion about the tunes and their sources. The CD was co-produced by Dr. Greg Reish, Director of the Center for Popular Music and Professor of Music History in the School of Music.