Linda Lay has been playing bluegrass for more than twenty years, initially with the band Appalachian Trail, and laterally under her own name. She’s a recent signing to Mountain Fever Records and will be releasing an eponymous album this year. Her latest single ‘The Jingling Hole‘ harks back to a gruesome bit of Civil War legend – of a bottomless pit used to dispose of captured enemies by both Union and Confederate troops and also by “neutral” mountain folk. Forced to suspend themselves from a metal pipe until they fell to their death – when that got a bit tame they’d be forced to “dance” making their spurs jingle. That only works for cavalry of course. Legend has it that the jingling can be heard to this very day……….
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?