The Freight Hoppers

Where'd You Come From Where'd You Go?

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The title of this foursome's fine debut for the Rounder label comes from a lyric of the disc's second song -- the old-timey warhorse "Cotton Eyed Joe." Nearly all of the songs here will be just as familiar to fans of traditional old-timey music and bluegrass, but that's OK. These relative youngsters pay homage to tradition by performing with a joy that all but leaps at the listener from the speakers. Their love for the music of Gid Tanner, Tommy Jarrell, and Uncle Dave Macon is apparent in every note the Freight Hoppers play. The CD's booklet includes fiddle and banjo tunings to help out listeners interested in playing along.

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