Over these last 40 years the music of the Round
Peak area of North Carolina has dominated the sound of the old
time music revival. But in the process of being prized, it has
also been homogenized and standardized. Luckily, this music has
a strong constitution...you can't really hurt it...it will take
care of itself.
Like a language...folks learn the mother tongue and move away.
The original language begins to change to fit the needs of the
new place. But it is always a pleasure to hear native speakers.
That is what we have here...native speakers of old time Surry
County music talking musically about something they know first
Best of all, you can hear the spirits of the old time masters
in Kirk's performances. It is the way the best of music sounded
years ago. It is full of life and rhythm.