Old Time Mandolin Music

Blackberry Blossom

This version of "Blackberry Blossom" should not be confused with the version often played by Bluegrass musicians.  These are radically different tunes.  There is good story on Blackberry Blossom on the Old Blue Bus blog.

This version of "Blackberry Blossom" is based on a recording by Kentucky fiddler Dick Burnett accompanied by Lenoard Rutherford on guitar.  The Burnett and Rutherford version of Blackberry Blossom is available on the Document CD Burnett & Rutherford Complete Recorded Works (1926-1930) - DOCD-8025.

Wayne County, Kentucky fiddler Clyde Davenport also plays a version of "Blackberry Blossom" that is like Burnett & Rutherford.  You can hear it at the Digital Library of Appalachia: Clyde Davenport playing Blackberry Blossom.

Download a pdf of "Blackberry Blossom" -> Click BlackberryBlossom.pdf