Recordings


Music by Hobo Bill & Kristin

Performing together for decades, this duo sings songs and tells stories of steam railroading and Appalachian traditions. Additionally, Bill alone has been performing for over thirty years and is recognized throughout the South and Midwest as a professional musician and Appalachian storyteller. The following CDs include the best of music by Hobo Bill & Kristin.

Only Letting Go

Only Letting Go - $15.00

Artist: Kristin Morris

New-Americana blues to bluegrass mix of originals and covers of traditional songs with lyrics of loss, longing and hope, vocals honey-rich, velvet over raw emotion.

Song Titles:

Brazos River Song, Heart of a Woman, I Never Will Marry, Hard Times Come Again No More, Kate Shelley from Big Honey Creek, The Water is Wide, Trailer Trash Blues, When the Roses Bloom Again, Jordan’s Song, Winter on the Railroad, The Highwayman, Skye Boat Song, Shenandoah, Louise


Hobo Bound

Hobo Bound - $15.00

Vocal selections of Hobo Train Songs interlaced with train and depot sounds.

Song Titles:

Smoke Along The Track, Blue Railroad Train, Danville Girl, Lonesome Whistle, Queen of the Rails, Fast Freight, East Texas Red, Five Hundred Miles, Hobo's Meditation, Big Rock Candy Mountains, Hobo Bill's Last Ride, Wabash Cannon Ball, Hobo's Lulaby, Ramblin' Man, The Hobo Song


Not Your Regular Cup of Tea

Not Your Regular Cup of Tea - $15.00

A collection of vocal and instrumental songs and tunes we do in our programs or concerts.

Song Titles:

Fishing Blues, I'll Fly Away, Freight Train, Needle Case, Willie Moore, How Ji Do, Red River Valley, Cannon Ball Blues, Rabbit In A Log, The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore, Good Old Mountain Dew, June Apple & Old Joe Clark (banjo medley), Five Hundred Miles, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?


Blue Ridge Mountain Music Volume IV

Blue Ridge Mountain Music Volume IV - $15.00

Traditional Children's Favorites of the Southern Appalachians

Song Titles:

Buffalo Gals, Skip to My Lou, The Fox, Billy Boy, Cindy, I've Been Working on the Railroad, Froggy Went A Courtin', She'll Be Commin' Around the Mountain, Goober Peas, I Wish I Was A Mole in the Ground, Little Brown Jug, Polly Wally Doodle, Liza Jane, Hush-a-bye


Steel Rails Hummin'

Steel Rails Hummin' - $15.00

Songs of train wrecks, rides and hobos

Song Titles:

Streamline Cannonball, Little Stream of Whiskey, Life’s Railway to Heaven, The Wreck on the C&O/FFV, Railroad Bill, John Henry, Hobo Bill’s Last Ride, The Wreck of the 252, New River Train, Wreck of the Old 97, Hobo’s Lullaby.


Daddy, What's a Train?

Daddy, What's a Train? - $15.00

Songs of Train Wrecks, Rides & Hobos; Volume II

Song Titles:

Daddy, What's a Train?, Billy Richardson's Last Ride, Waiting for a Train ,Wreck of Number Nine, Wabash Cannon Ball, The Midnight Special, Railroading on the Great Divide, The Log Train, Freight Train Blues, Hobo's Meditation, Greenville Trestle High, Casey Jones, Wreck of the Royal Palm, Green Light on the Southern, Spike Driver's Blues, Gospel Train, City of New Orleans


Ivy Creek Artists

As long-time entertainers, Bill and Kristin strive to help other artists showcase their talents. Below, you'll find recordings created by some of the other artists on their label, Ivy Creek Recordings.

Byard Ray: A Twentieth Century Bard

Byard Ray: A Twentieth Century Bard - $15.00

Collected Tunes and Conversation

Song Titles:

Liza Jane, Slow Buck, Give the Fiddler a Dram, The Old Hen Cackled, Sourwood Mountain, Sugar in the Gourd, Billy in the Low Ground, Cripple Creek, Tucker's Old Barn, Devil's Dream, Cumberland Gap, Patty on the Turnpike, Byard's Banjo Medley, Katie Hill, Polly Put the Kettle On, Cricket on the Hearth, Shy Ann, Prisoner's Song, Grey Eagle, Whoa Mule, Soldier's Joy, Flight of the Wild Geese, Scotland

BYARD RAY (1910-1988) grew up and lived his entire life in the Sodom Laurel community of Madison County in Western North Carolina. Byard, called "The Bard" by most who knew him, was a mentor and personal friend of Bill Morris whom he encouraged, as well as many other young people, to perserve the heritage of music and stories from the Blue Ridge Mountains. This CD is an excellent representation of authentic old-time mountain fiddling, banjo picking and storytelling.


Bobby McMillon Lords and Merry Maids All

Bobby McMillon: Lords and Merry Maids - $15.00

Mountain Love Songs and Child Ballads 

Song Titles:

Dark is the Color of My True Love's Hair, Cabbage Head Song, Dickie and Johnson, Poor Little Joe, The Rancher's Command, The Titanic, Locks and Bolts, The Old Man Under the Hill, Fair Ellender and the Brown Girl, Lady Bright, My Dearest Dear, Pretty Peggie-O, Shiloh's Hill, The Golden Willow Tree, Star Girl, Frankie Silver's Confession, Saddled up, My Old Grey Mare

BOBBY McMILLON resides near Spruce Pine, in Mitchell County, North Carolina. A native of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as a life-long collector of Appalachian ballads, stories and folk songs, Bobby is a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award winner, and he performs regularly at colleges and festivals in the United States and in Great Britain.


Rhythm of the Rails by Buddy Davis

Rhythm of the Rails by Buddy Davis - $15.00

Acoustic Instrumental of Train Songs and Sounds

Song Titles:

Working On The Railroad, Wabash Cannonball, 500 Miles, Orange Blossom Special, Wheels, Wreck Of The Old '97, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Fireball Mail, Freight Train, Streamline Cannonball, Cannonball Blues, Train 45, Sentimental Journey, Reuben's Train, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Trainsong Medley, Live's Railway To Heaven