I'd Rather Be Flooded
The third big CD from the Flood, this is a disc full of surprises, from the band's first 'live in concert' track to the introduction of the vocal stylings of Michelle Walker, from the the recording debut of Doug's bluesy guitar and lively mandolin and Chuck's mellow tenor guitar to the introductory of Joe's original composition, 'Vandalia Waltz.' THE BAND Dozens of musicians been members of The 1937 Flood over the years since it stumbled into existence in the mid 1970s. However, everyone says the current configuration is the best ever. Here are the members of the band. He 1937 As writer Dave Lavender of the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, WV, has noted, 'The Flood doesn't rest on it's laurels as West Virginia's most eclectic string band. Born 25 years ago when fiddler Joe Dobbs met Dave Peyton and Charlie Bowen, the Flood has played recent gigs with everyone from the Huntington Symphony Orchestra to Marshall University tailgate parties.' The band, which also features Doug Chaffin, Sam St. Clair and Dave Ball, plays everything from folk classics of John Prine and Bob Dylan to the blues of Mississippi John Hurt. 'Throw in some Dixieland jazz, some Irish fiddle tunes, a great sense of humor, some pure mountain melodies from the likes of such state treasured songwriters as Hazel Dickens and yes by God, the best kazoo playing between here and say Kalamazoo, and you got the 1937 Flood,' adds Lavender.