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Albums by The Down Hill Strugglers:


"The Roving Gambler" by The Down Hill Strugglers is included on the soundtrack album to the 2013 Coen Brothers film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," recorded and produced by T-Bone Burnett. The film is set in the folk music scene of Greenwich Village, 1961 and is very loosely based on the autobiography of Dave van Ronk.


"Show Me the Way to Go Home" is the second volume of "Home Recordings" from the Down Hill Strugglers, joined on this album by the legendary Pat Conte - of the Otis Brothers and Secret Museum of Mankind… This album was recorded at home in a "field recording" style. It sounds like an update of the way the old 78s sound, but without the scratches. The album presents a mix of old time dance tunes, banjo breakdowns, songs and ballads.



Home Recordings Vol. 1 by the Down Hill Strugglers
Recorded around a single microphone in a field recording style, in a house in Western Kentucky, this album contains a mix of old time songs and tunes with fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, harmonica. Featuring John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers.


Albums under our old band name, The Dust Busters:


On Old Man Below, The Dust Busters point the way for a new generation of old-time music devotees. Standing squarely in the lineage of the New Lost City Ramblers, their reverence for tradition runs deep while their interpretations bring fresh meaning and a sense that their music is as contemporary as any other. Dust Busters mentor and Ramblers elder John Cohen joins Eli Smith, Walker Shepard, and Craig Judelman in this solidly grounded, future-looking album of classic melodies that makes the legacy of yesterday the sound of today. 60 minutes, 36-page booklet with photos and extensive notes.



The Dust Busters with John Cohen EP