Albums

Please take a few moments to browse through and listen to our three albums, featuring bluegrass gospel and old-time music. You can purchase our albums on the Catholic Music Network, iTunes, CDBaby, or via Mail Order. Click through to the albums for more information:

Holy Mountain Banjo (2003)

Holy Mountain Banjo"Holy Mountain Banjo" is Fr. Richard's newest album. It is an instrumental CD that features original tunes, traditional banjo tunes and some great instrumentals by Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley. This fourteen song CD contains: Holy Mountain Breakdown, Monroe's Hornpipe, Cajun Fiddle, Left in Dallas, Devil's Dream, Clinch Mountain Backstep, East Tennessee Blues, Wondrous Love, Cripple Creek, White Horse Breakdown, Fiddlin' Will, Jerusalem Ridge, Banjo in the Hills, and Ashland Breakdown.
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Jimmy Brown The Newsboy (2002)

Holy Mountain BanjoThis recording showcases Fr. Richard’s claw-hammer picking style, which he learned from Ralph Stanley. The style incorporates a rhythm action that plays rhythm and lead at the same time. Although his main instrument is the banjo, Ed is also a talented flat-top guitar player.

Jimmy Orchard of the Ozark Bluegrass boys plays fiddle on some of the cuts which have a good, old-time sound to them.

“For the most part, the songs on the CD are songs that I have been playing for a long time and have enjoyed a lot. I think a lot of others will like them too,” says Fr. Richard.
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Do Whatever He Tells You (2000)

Do Whatever He Tells You“Do Whatever He Tells You” is a mixed collection of 13 vocals and instrumentals which includes traditional Appalachian hymns, such as “Sweet By and By,” “Unclouded Day,” and “Life’s Railway to Heaven,” and six original compositions of Bluegrass gospel, five by Fr. Richard, including the title track. Fr. Richard is accompanied by the Ozark Bluegrass Boys, a group has recorded with previously. Instrumentations is all acoustic and includes banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin and bass.
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