From the album Banjo Romantika Soundtrack
Banjo Romantika Band
Recorded by Ben Bateson at the Down Home, Johnson City, TN, 2016.
Lee Bidgood - lead vocals and harmony fiddle
Colleen Trenwith - lead fiddle
Brandon Green- banjo
Dan Boner - guitar
Adam Steffey - mandolin
Ed Snodderly - dobro
Jeff Elkins - bass
Czech banjoist and luthier Zdeněk Roh based this song in his own experience, using tropes from Americana music to Americanize his Czech roots: he references the Mississippi Delta, hints at his time at the university in Prague when he mentions "big city mud," and names his home region of Vysočina when he sings the word "highlands." Here Lee plays harmony with Colleen Trenwith, who with the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band introduced their native New Zealand to bluegrass music in the 1960s. On hearing this recording featuring mandolin luminary Adam Steffey, Zdeněk said "I feel very honored to listen to his great solo on a song that I wrote, cannot find other words."