Songs From the Fiery Gizzard- The Music of the Haskew Family was named 2015 National Classic Folk CD of the Year by the Rural Roots Music Commission at the 40th annual National Traditional Country & Folk Music Association festival on September 5, 2015 in LeMars, IA. Cumberland Trio member Jerre Haskew was also given a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 23 song 2 disc CD was released on April 15, 2015 to rave media reviews. All songs were written or co-written by Jerre and Barbara Haskew and sung by them, their daughter Holly Haskew Tambling and granddaughter Sarah Richmond McMullen. The CD can be purchased- download or hard copy- at the indie music megastore CDBaby at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thehaskewfamily . Songs can be sampled on this great site in their entirety and the liner notes and several reviews are available as well. Cum ... Keep Reading...
By Jerre Haskew - The Cumberland Trio
In mid-January, 1964 ABC Television and The University of Tennessee announced jointly that two shows of it's Saturday prime time series Hootenanny would be filmed at the university in Knoxville, TN during the week of January 20-24. There was great excitement on the campus and throughout the city of Knoxville. Hootenanny was ABC's # 2 show, attracting over 11 million viewers for each weekly episode.
The two shows were filmed at the agricultural arena on the campus on January 21 and 22. UT executive vice president Dr Edward J Boling arranged for my folk group, The Cumberland Trio, to receive an audition for one of the shows. We auditioned on the morning of January 19 before Fred Weintraub, the Hootenanny talent director and owner of the famed Bitter End folk club in New York ... Keep Reading...
By Barry Courter, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Jerre Haskew, who on the radio goes by the nickname The Music Man, will be inducted into the America's Old Time Music Hall of Fame along with his band mates in The Cumberland Trio. Joining him as inductees will be Tom Kilpatrick, the late Andy Garverick and bassist/arranger Jim Shuptrine.
Previously inducted members of the America's Old Time Music Hall of Fame include Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and the Carter Family.
The 39-year-old hall is located in LeMars, Iowa and the induction ceremony will be held at the National Old Time Music Festival there on August 25, 2014. The annual festival showcases 650 acts on 10 stages.
The Cumberland Trio, which took its name from the strip near campus originated more than 50 years ago in Knoxville, where the young mus ... Keep Reading...
By Matthew Everett, Metro Pulse, Knoxville, TN
January 29, 2014-
In the summer of 1964, The Cumberland Trio was holding down a two-month residency at the old Greystone Playhouse in Gatlinburg, TN. The exhausting schedule—two sets a night, six nights a week, from late June through Labor Day—was intended as an official woodshed session for the popular University of Tennessee folk band to perfect its live show before a national tour that fall. The members of the group—which was actually a quartet that included their bass player and arranger—felt like they were on the verge of a huge breakthrough, and with good reason.
Under the tutelage of Chet Atkins, the Trio had just recorded 12 tracks in New York for their debut album. They had appeared on national television alongside Bill Monroe and Doc Watson. Folk music like theirs ... Keep Reading...
The Cumberland Trio and Fiery Gizzard Records announce the release of their newest CD, The Cumberland Trio- Lost & Found- The 1964 New York Sessions. The old tape of these seminal Folk Era recordings from May, 1964 represents new music from that era of folk music dominance never before heard. Bradley Reeves of The Tennessee Motion Picture & Sound Archives in Knoxville is credited with the discovery of the nearly 50 year old tape. Andy Laird of Spare Time Music, Carlsbad, CA spent months restoring and remastering the dilapidated reel-to-reel tape recording. The album features the magical four style banjo playing of Andy Garverick, the unique driving rhythm guitar of Tom Kilpatrick and the songwriting skills of Jerre and Barbara Haskew as well as the Trio's exceptional vocal solos/ harmonies and dynamics. Here are some early ... Keep Reading...
Andy Laird's graphic description of all the difficulties he faced and the methodology he used in restoring the 1964 Cumberland Trio NY City recordings:
The task of taking these studio recordings from the early 1960's after they had been copied to an acetate studio demo record, played for years, copied to 2 track home tape recorder and then trying to restore it to today's quality was the most challenging project I have ever encountered. Although signal to noise ratios in that time period were the best possible, today's standards have far surpassed that era. No one will ever know what happened to the original master recordings but fortunately the acetate sampler copy was kept. It had scratches and wear from years of being played, probably on different phonograph players that may not even have had stereo needles or the correct tone ... Keep Reading...
THE STORY OF THE CUMBERLAND TRIO-- 50 YEARS OF GREAT MUSIC!
Chronology of the history of The Cumberland Trio from the '60's Folk Era to the present:
1) In December, 1962 The Cumberland Trio is formed by three Delta Tau Delta (Delt) fraternity brothers- Jerre Haskew, Andy Garverick & Jim Shuptrine & Tom Kilpatrick of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. Jerre sings lead, Tom tenor, Andy baritone/bass & Jim plays bass but doesn't sing. Tom, Jerre & Andy share solo verses. Andy plays 5 string banjo & lead guitar & Tom & Jerre play rhythm guitar- with Tom playing a nylon string flamenco guitar & Jerre steel string.
2) After months of practice together The Cumberland Trio enters the small group singing contest in May, 1963 at the big annual UT "Carnicus" sho ... Keep Reading...
This is a two parter article written by Matthew Everett, Arts & Entertainment Editor of Metro Pulse Magazine in Knoxville, TN.
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On August 9, 2012 Nick Noble, host of the immensely popular Folk Revival radio show, WICN-FM 90.5 Worcester, MA devoted an entire four hour program to The Story Of The Cumberland Trio- 50 Years Of Great Music! An estimated 250,000 folk music fans from 29 states and four foreign countries listened to this unprecedented broadcast which featured the entire Trio recordings catalog as well as live interviews with Jerre and Barbara Haskew, Andy Garverick and Tom Kilpatrick. The special focus of the show was the recent discovery of the Trio's New York City recordings from May, 1964 which have been remastered to CD. Below is a link to the entire playlist from the show.
According to Nick Noble the show shattered all their records for listenership- he estimated total audien ... Keep Reading...
We are proud to update you that the Trio's music from all four of our CDs- 1964 The Cumberland Trio- RCA Nashville, Lost & Found- The 1964 New York Sessions, 2001 Reunion Concert (live) & 2004 Back Where We Began (live)- is receiving heavy airplay on over 750 FM radio stations around the world and the list continues to grow! About one third of the stations are FM's all across the USA, as well as 89 from Australia alone! Also we are receiving airplay from at least one station in every country in both eastern and western Europe, as well as throughout Canada and other nations scattered throughout the World. The good word is spreading! This has been made possible by a wonderful service for independent label music like ours called RadioDirectX (www.radiodirectx.com) based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. RDX faciliates over 5500 FM ra ... Keep Reading...
Dreaming of college folk
If you like the college folk of the sixties, this is a great album. Like the Brothers Four or Kingston Trio, but different. Nice balance between mellow and brightness. Relax and remember those lovely years at university.
Review from cdbaby
Extraordinary recording, tight driving American folk at its populist roots
In the time of legends, Spring, 1963, four young fraternity brothers calling themselves the Cumberland Trio (math majors they ain’t)brought down the house at a University of Tennessee campus band showcase with their tight-driving all American blend of bluegrass, gospel, and seeds-of-rock, and landed a contract with RCA, where their 1964 Nashville recordings were produced by the legendary Chet Atkins. The group has re-r…
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REDISCOVER THE CUMBERLAND TRIO
50 years later The Cumberland Trio are performing with their original line-up and have just released a new CD recorded live in 1964. If you want to revisit the folk era buy this CD to experience one of this eras finest acts. Tight vocals, harmonies and acoustic instrumentation along with traditional folk tunes will keep you humming and singing along song after song. Since I received my copy in the mail this CD has been in my CD player with the repeat button enga…
John S. Such
This is a wonderful collection of timeless music. I can’t get “Old Dogs” out of my mind. The blend of the voices is wonderful. These CDs stay on the top of my stack!
Review from cdbaby
Enjoyable for the whole family
Just sit back, relax and enjoy this timeless heartwarming music!
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This CD brought back old memories. On Labor Day week-end we listened to it from Murfreesboro TN to Atlanta GA. It’s a great CD. I will buy more for gifts.
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“Just close your eyes..”
Just hit “play” on your remote, close your eyes, and within only a few seconds you’re transported back to that special time when clean cut young men with their guitars and banjos hovered around a single microphone and sang tight three part harmonies with vibrant energy. If you remember that time or want to experience it, this Cumberland Trio album is a “must have”. Especially noteworthy are Tom Kilpatrick’s soaring tenor voice and Jim Shuptrine’s sharp, staccato banjo…
The Cumberland Trio were one of the finest groups to emerge from the 60’s Folk Boom. This album was recorded at the zenith of that boom and its stillbirth (due to the Beatles tsunami) makes it a sort of “Lost City of Atlantis.” To finally have it released is a joy–we all owe the CT a great debt. This is a must-have for any collection.
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Robert Morgan Fisher
Great Music! Brings back fond memories of folk music in the 60’s.
Wonderful mix of funny, up-tempo and slow songs with great harmony.
Review from cdbaby
a combination of 60s commercial and traditional acoustic folk music, with a bluegrass, blues and gospel style, as well as exceptional and unique solo and harmony vocals.
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The Cumberland Trio is now in its 50th year of existence. Recently an old reel-to-reel tape copy of its May 1964, New York City Recording sessions at storied Gotham Studios was discovered after a 49 year search. The album was More Info »
The Cumberland Trio's Reunion Concert, held November 9, 2001 at the Bijou Theatre Center in Knoxville, TN, is now available on double CD for a special introductory offer of just $12.00 including shipping and handling. Download The Full CD Disc One 1. Intro More Info »
The Double CD "Back Where We Began" includes a complete set list of 29 songs, many of which will be performed by the Trio on June 17 at Riverbend. The Double CD was recorded live and the Trio is proud More Info »
The DVD"Back Where We Began" includes a complete set list of 29 songs, many of which will be performed by the Trio on June 17 at Riverbend. The DVD has great video and audio live recordings, and the Trio is More Info »