This 1975 recording, the band’s third, took them deep into the world of traditional Bluegrass Music.

“Their trio singing is as pretty and distinctive as you’ll hear. Its indispensable element is Suzanne Edmundson’s sturdy, resonant tenor… an old-time heart singer in the Molly O’Day and Wilma Lee Cooper tradition… The Hotmuds are well on their way to matching their choice of songs with worthy performances.”
Bluegrass Unlimited

buckeyes in the briar patch

from the original liner notes –

If we call our music anything, we call it country. But what we are really interested in is touching you with what’s touched us. We know that music has power and we are drawn towards songs with strength. The songs on this record are a few of the special ones.

Produced by Lou Ukelson

Engineered by Dennis Hensley
Art Direction by Chuck Good

The band on this album was:
Suzanne Edmundson – vocal, guitar
David Edmundson – vocal, mandolin
Rick Good – vocal, banjo, steel guitar, guitar
Tom McCreesh – fiddle
Tom Harley Campbell – bass

One Side Other Side
1. Girl On The Greenbriar Shore – 2:48       

Thanks To The Carter Family

1. Bluegrass Truck Driver – 2:08
( Moore – Napier)        

Thanks To Charlie And Bill

2. Up On The Blue Ridge Mountain – 3:05       

Thanks To Henry Young

2. Cabri Waltz – 3:05       

Thanks To Fiddlin’ Joe

3. Rock Salt And Nails – 4:32       

(Bruce Phillips)

3. The Singer – 3:23
(Neal Allen)        

Thanks To The Allen Brothers

4. Ramshackle Shack – 2:10       

Thanks To The Stanley Brothers

4. Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin – 2:30
(Earnest Tubb)
5. Teardrops Falling In The Snow – 4:04

Thanks To Molly O’Day

5. No School Bus In Heaven – 3:02
(Carter Stanley)        

Thanks To The Stanley Brothers

  6. Ashes Of Love – 2:22
(Anglin – Wright)

About us

The story of the Hotmud Family began in the late 1960s when three young musicians—Suzanne Thomas, Rick Good and Dave Edmundson—from Dayton, Ohio, began searching out and learning from old records by such pre-World War II country artists as the Carter Family, Uncle Dave Macon, Jimmie Rodgers, the Delmore Brothers and the Skillet Lickers. Inspired by the New Lost City Ramblers, Suzanne, Rick and Dave joined forces for nearly fourteen years to tour, play and record the old-time country music they loved. Documenting an especially fertile five-year period (1974-1978) during which the Hotmud Family recorded some of the freshest and most creative traditional country music of their era, these recordings sound even better now than when they were brand new.