Mac Wiseman sang the compositions on his 2014 album Songs From My Mother's Hand with his mother, around a pump organ, and often pored through her notebooks, sang to himself and taught himself guitar chords. He would become one of a handful of musicians who helped create bluegrass music.
The notebook songs, with lyrics written in his mother's handwriting from the radio in the 1930's, are folk songs, with roots in the British Isles. They are foundational to what is now known as country music, and they imparted in Mac Wiseman a love of song that would spur the longest recording career of any American singing star alive in 2014.
Wiseman became known as 'the voice with a heart,' and that heart for music began beating back in Crimora, Virginia as he lifted his mother's hand-written words in melody. The notebooks were gifts from a mother to her son.
- Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
- The Wreck of the Number Nine
- You're a Flower Blooming in the Wildwood (with Sierra Hull)
- Old Rattler
- When It's Lamp Lighting Time in the Valley
- Answer to Weeping Willow
- The Eastbound Train
- Put My Little Shoes Away
- Answer to Great Speckled Bird
- Little Rosewood Casket
- I Heard My Mother Call My Name in Prayer
- Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown
Songs From My Mother's Hand - Mac Wiseman
- Artist: Wiseman, Mac
- Product Code: 634457662827
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