“London’s Cut A Shine are taking (barn dancing) out of the church hall and into the
night club” The Independent.
100% tried & tested hoedown party music compiled by the UK’s leading barn-dance collective Cut A Shine – featuring jumping Appalachian, bluegrass, nugrass, ragtime, skiffle, barn-dance & country music.
Cut A Shine is a London based troupe of traditional musicians, dynamic dancers and crazy callers who put on hoedowns (barn dances) all over the UK and hosted their own hoedown tents at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Green Man & Bestival in 2011.
Featuring legends such as Bill Monroe, Bela Fleck & Flatt and Scruggs, archival recordings of classic barn dances with live calls and contemporary artists resident in both the UK and USA, this 3CD set is the first compilation to chart the sound of the 21st century hoedown.
Beginner’s Guide to Hoedown brings Cut A Shine’s anarchic hillbilly, barn dancing, rip roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, exhilarating, heart thumping, blood pumping barn dance show direct to your stereo!
Cut A Shine have run sell out barn dance events at venues across London for 7 years, and regularly perform at and host hoedown stages at the UK’s top music festivals, including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Bestival, booking bands from the UK and USA. The album was compiled by Joe Buirski, man behind The Magpie’s Nest, the folk club which won the BBC Best Folk Club of the year award in 2010 & Joe “Hippy” Hymas (Cut A Shine Hoedown Collective).