Grundy Flood of '77
This album is hard-driving bluegrass, tight vocal harmonies and contains all original tunes written by Jim Thompson about Buchanan County Virginia in the heart of the Appalachian coal fields. The title tune portrays the terrible flood of 1977 that devasted Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia that year. The Poetown Ramblers are comprised of Steve Ruffino on guitar and harmony vocals, Rick Caudle on banjo and harmony vocals, Scott Fox on bass and Jim Thompson the lead singer and fiddle player. The album also features instrumentalist Ricky Rigney a winner of multiple championships in dobro,mandolin and guitar in the Smithville Tennessee Jamboree which draws musicians from all over the South, especially Nashville and middle Tennessee. The CD presents a musical documentary of a very unique location in the American South, Grundy Virginia.