The Bristol Sessions are considered the “Big Bang” of modern country music. They were held in 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee by Victor Talking Machine Company company producer Ralph Peer. During the sessions from July 25th to August 5th 1927, 76 songs were recorded by 19 performers or groups. The sessions introduced America to the music of southern Appalachia and launched the careers of The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.
During the 90th anniversary of the sessions Stephen Schoencker recorded new sessions in Bristol Tennessee/Virginia of local, regional, and artists with strong ties to Bristol. The new sessions resulted in over 60 performers or bands recording over 70 new original songs.
The sessions were recorded in High-Definition at 192kHz 24-bit and mixed chiefly using analog technology.
released July 30, 2018
Recorded and Mixed by Stephen Schoenecker
Mastered by Seva