June Appal Recordings proudly presents Hobe, a stunning collection of traditional songs that serve as a musical tribute by Matthew Stallard to his grandfather, Hobart Stallard (1895-1996).Listen and download here.
Matthew has been a lifelong student of traditional mountain ballads and banjo tunes, directly from his grandfather carrying forward the tradition of good ole' mountain music.
This album is a journey not just through one man's tribute to his grandfather, but also the folkways so many of us hold dear either through memory or story-telling passed down generation to generation as Hobart did for Matthew.
Founded in 1974, June Appal Recordings has distributed mountain music over a period in which the very definition of what it means to be "mountain music" has grown and evolved.
We're very proud to still be supporting artists today — especially artists like Matthew Stallard. Get the new album on Bandcamp, and while you're there, explore the rest of our catalogue: nearly 100 albums all together, it represents the best of tradition bearers and innovators alike.