Bluegrass Boys

Well, the boys had planned to play a few tunes with the band we'd hired — Honey Don't — but the coronavirus intervened, so we went to Plan B. Here, they're playing with their instructor, Bill Powers, the band's lead singer.

Rabbit in a Log

Sing along with the boys!

There's a rabbit in the log and I ain't got no dog
How will I get him I know ( I know )
I'll get me a briar and I'll twist it in his hair
That's how I'll get him I know
I know ( I know ) I know ( yes I know )
That's how I'll get him I know
I'll get me a briar and I'll twist it in his hair
That's how I'll get him I know

This classic by Bill Monroe and Peter Rowan was the last song that Paul's dad, Papa Ed Spencer, heard before he passed away, in October 2019. Paul had flown to Washington, D.C., and played a recording of the boys and Bill playing Walls of Time. A huge bluegrass fan, Papa Ed played the stand-up bass and was the inspiration for Paul to introduce the boys to bluegrass music.

The Walls of Time

Cowdog Stomp

A great tune written by Bill himself!

The Squirrel Hunters

"The Squirrel Hunters" originated in the Allegheny mountains region of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The title came from Pennsylvania fiddlers. It is thought that the squirrel hunters were a group of woodsmen who helped ward off the Confederates in Ohio.

Big Sciota

“Big Sciota“ is a traditional song credited to Burl Hammons. This song is named after a 231-mile stretch of river in Ohio that was important to many Native American cultures.