Matt Brown (fiddle) & Greg Reish (guitar) join forces to perform a variety of oldtime instrumentals from rural America. From the opening title track, a crosstuned hoedown from eastern Kentucky fiddler John Salyer, “Speed of the Plow” winds its way through square dance tunes, rags, blues, and haunting melodies reinterpreted from the solo fiddle repertory. Sources and inspirations include Virginia fiddler Emmett Lundy, Oklahoma’s Uncle Dick Hutchison, West Virginiaborn Ed Haley (whom John Hartford championed), North Carolina’s Benton Flippen, and many more. Coproduced and engineered by Dave Sinko (Punch Brothers, Béla Fleck, Hot Rize), “Speed of the Plow” showcases Matt & Greg’s versatility as they pay homage to the rich tradition of oldtime duets.
Liz Carroll calls it “utterly joyful music!”
Bryan Sutton says, “It’s refreshing to hear these tunes delivered by true craftsmen playing with a conviction that allows the melodies to really shine. Way to go Matt and Greg!”