"The McDowell County Project"


There's a place in West Virginia
Where Heaven meets the ground
On the mountains and in the hollers
Where God still makes His rounds
And there you'll find a people
With a spirit strong and proud
That God saw fit to place there
In "The Free State of McDowell"

- Alan Johnston -


Click the highlighted songs below for a 1 minute sample

CD Cover

 

Alan, Jessi, Stacy & Becki at the October Sky Fall Festival in Coalwood, WV, October 2002

 

Alan & Jessi sing "Muddy Water" at the October Sky Fall Festival in Coalwood, WV, October 2002

 

Baby Boy
Vocals by: Alan Johnston (all)
Written by: Alan Johnston

Pure Mountain Love
Vocals by: Stacy Grubb (lead) & Alan Johnston (harmony)
Written by:David Grubb & Alan Johnston

Rocket Boy
Vocals by: Jessi Shumate (lead) & Alan Johnston (harmony)
Written by: Alan Johnston

Sid
Vocals by: Alan Johnston (lead & harmony) & Jessi Shumate (lead & harmony)
Written by:David Grubb & Alan Johnston

January Florida Blues
Vocals by: Becki Burks (lead) & Alan Johnston (harmony)
Written by: Alan Johnston

Havaco
Vocals by: Alan Johnston (all)
Written by: David Grubb & Alan Johnston

Back In The Good Old Days
Vocals by: Alan Johnston (all)
Written by: Alan Johnston

Two Dimes And A Nickel
Vocals by: Stacy Grubb (lead & harmony), & Alan Johnston (lead & harmony)
Written by: Alan Johnston

Come On Back Home To McDowell County
Vocals by: Becki Burks (lead & harmony) & Alan Johnston (harmony)
Written by: Alan Johnston

The River Ran Black
Vocals by: Alan Johnston (all)
Written by: Alan Johnston

Muddy Water
Vocals by: Alan Johnston (lead & harmony) & Jessi Shumate (lead & harmony)
Written by: Alan Johnston

Guest Musicians: Charlie Davis played dobro on Come On Home To McDowell County

&

Nathan Lawson played banjo on Sid

Al other Instrumentals by: Alan Johnston

Alan Johnston's efforts have created a CD that musically captures some of the memories of the heritage and history of McDowell County, WV. The performances by the artists, and the recording and final mixdown locally, demonstrate the professionalism and talent found throughout the area.

-John Sidote, Music Director, WELC AM/FM, Welch, WV-


To order The McDowell County Project CD by mail send $14.00 ($12.00 for the CD and $2.00 for shipping) to:

Alan Johnston, Box 51, Premier, WV 24878

 

The McDowell County Project CD is also available locally at:

 

History in our Mountains Museum, Inc. (Welch)

Wayne's Galaxy Supermarket (Mullens)

Tamarack (Beckley)


South 52 on You Tube

Sweet Appalachia

Muddy Water

The Letter

I Still Miss Someone

Honky Tonk Woman

Frisco


 

Click here to view photos of the WELC-AM/FM "Point of Issue" program, May 30, 2003

 

Sweet Appalachia - a new release by Alan Johnston and South 52

 

The Hallelujah Project - by Alan Johnston and family

 

Muddy Water Slide Show
2 MB file (takes approximately 5 minutes to download with a dial up connection)
Requires Macromedia Flash Player (free download at: http://www.macromedia.com/downloads/

 

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