Thursday, October 31, 2013

Some Upcoming Shows

Hello everybody,

Happy Holidays and New Years to you!

The Down Hill Strugglers have a few shows coming up in the New Year:

Wed. Jan. 22nd
Roots n Ruckus @
The Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Fri. Feb. 7th
Brooklyn Rod and Gun Club
Kent. Ave btwn N. 10th and 11th

Wed. Feb 19th:
Opening for Steve Earle
The City Winery
155 Varick St, New York, NY 10013

Sat. March 8th:
Brooklyn Folk Festival Preview/Benefit Concert
w/ Windham Baird and Piedmont Bluz
The Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Starts at 9pm, we go on at 11pm.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New Album and CD Release Show Announced!

Hello everybody,

We are very pleased to announce the release of our new CD "Show Me the Way to Go Home" which we recorded with our good friend Pat Conte of the Canebrake Ratters, the Secret Museum of Mankind, etc. 

This CD is the second volume of our "Home Recordings" series. Like so many of our favorite "field recordings" of the past, it was recorded informally and totally live around 2 good mics, it came out great and we are very proud!  To hear samples from the new record, go to:

We will be playing a "CD release" show with Pat Conte at the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday Nov. 17th at 8pm. Come if you can! Eva Salina will open the show, she is an amazing balkan singer!

Sunday Nov. 17th at 8pm
Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

See below for liner notes...

The CD is available for download at:, on iTunes and Amazon.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Show Me the Way to Go Home" Liner Notes

Here's some liner notes for our new album, "Show Me the Way to Go Home," including who plays what on each song and where applicable some artists whose historic recordings have been inspirations and sources for our own versions. This album was recorded in a “field recording” style somewhere in Brooklyn in the Spring of 2013. Recorded by Eli Smith.

1. Forked Deer
Walker - fiddle
Jackson - fiddle
Eli - banjo
Inspirational source recordings by Taylor’s Kentucky Boys and Sidna Myers

2. Arkansas Pullet
Walker - fiddle, vocal
Jackson - guitar
Eli - pump organ
Pat - percussion
Inspirational source recording by Reeve’s White County Ramblers

3. Fate of Santa Barbara
Walker - banjo-guitar, vocal
Jackson - fiddle
Eli - pump organ
Inspirational source recording by Bascom Lamar Lunsford

4. Goodbye My Honey
Walker - fiddle, vocal
Jackson - fiddle, vocal
Eli - banjo-uke, vocal
Pat - banjo, lead vocal
Inspirational source recording by Booth Campbell

5. Molly Hare
Walker - fiddle
Jackson - fiddle
Pat - guitar, vocal
Eli - guitar
Inspirational source recording by The Carter Brothers & Son (just the style, not the song)

6. New Bright Land
Walker - banjo, lead vocal
Jackson - guitar, vocal
Eli - pump organ
Inspirational source recording by Lethia Eller, “The Heavenly Light Is Shining On Me”