The late Billy Paul was one of the first and brightest stars in the Philadelphia International Records firmament.
His very first studio album – 1968’s rather misleadingly titled Feelin’ Good at the Cadillac Club – was the second ever release on the Gamble label, a precursor to PIR, while Going East was the very first…
Christmas in Dixie: Played on Webradio Radio Satellite2
We present Heather’s pure vocal art. As sung in her one take fashion. Pure. Honest. Heartfelt. Sincere. All of these simple words sum up Heather Berry and her music.
A Virginia native, Heather has a strong love for the traditional country music that she first heard from the Carter Family. Thusly, she learned to play an arch top guitar accompanying herself in a Maybelle Carter-esque manner. The simplicity of which, combined with her song-bird singing is truly unparalled.
“Jamie and I saw Heather for the first time at the Country Music Hall of Fame for the induction of Tom T. Hall”, states Darin Vincent. “She amazed all of us with her powerful vocal performance & Mother Mabelle Carter style guitar. I remember goose bumps all over my arms and I found it hard to breath listening to that performance”. That appearance came with an invitation from Dailey & Vincent to join them the next summer in Nashville, Tennessee for Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman, where Heather brought a sold-out audience to their feet with her haunting performance of Tom T. Hall’s “Can You Hear Me Now”.
Tony Mabe, also an accomplished musician on several instruments including both clawhammer and Scruggs style banjo, guitar, mandolin and autoharp, is the perfect complement to Heather both on an off stage; the two have been married for nearly six years. One without the other is beautiful enough but combined, the two are musical perfection. The Heather Berry & Tony Mabe Show has unassumingly evoked emotions among their listeners and delightfully captivated many faithful followers. Mountain Fever Records will release new music from this duo in January.
Please enjoy this Christmas offering now while you wait.