This is my favorite Sacred Harp number. My grandfather sang Sacred Harp when he was young. Then he grew up and became a scientist and he invented disposable diapers. He makes all his own toothpaste and shampoo.
Lexie Mountain Boys are another interesting act I got to check out at the Transmodern Festival. The five women who make up the group never sound the same twice, making a cappella, improvised, stomp-and-holler chants inspired by everything from Inuit throat-singing, Sacred Harp singing, to backwoods preachers speaking in tongues. For their performance this weekend, [...]