Tom Brosseau with Sean Watkins – In The Shadow Of The Hill

In The Shadow Of The Hill: Songs from the Carter Family catalogue, Vol. 1 is Tom Brosseau’s 14th album. It was produced and recorded by Sean Watkins in Los Angeles, Calif. 2016 – 2019 and features musical guests Dominique Arciero, Tristan Clarridge, and Sara Watkins. Vol. 1 is comprised of nine slightly more obscure Carter Family compositions, three of which from the second Carter generation, Janette and Joe, the only children of A.P. and Sara Carter. You can find this record at all digital music outlets including the Crossbill Bandcamp.

“On August 1st, 1927 in Bristol, TN the Carter Family made their first recording for Ralph Peer on the Victor label. Now, 92 years later their music is still being recorded by people like Thomas Brosseau. I believe the reason that this music endures is because it is just as real and heartfelt as it was in 1927, and common people can relate to songs of hardship, tragedy, love, and faith.

For someone to take the time and effort to make a record of these songs tells me these songs touched and inspired Mr. Brosseau. And a record to me is not about money but music. It is a reflection of your emotions. It is who you are.

So on behalf of the Carter Family, I would like to thank you Mr. Brosseau for being who you are.”

— Dale Jett (Grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter)

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