Slowtime Recordings


An ongoing field recording project by Matt Downer, Slowtime Recordings is dedicated to documenting and preserving the songs and stories of the older generation of musicians in the Sand Mountain region of Northeast Alabama. Two CDs are available at this time: Walking up Sand Mountain which features legendary Sand Mountain fiddler Jess Moore (b. 8-24-1911). It includes great fiddle tunes and Jess’ memories of early settlers, fiddlers’ conventions, first phonographs and life on the mountain in the old days. Gray Mule , Brown Mare featuring Sand Mountain Dobro wizard Wayne Heard (b.6-27-25). A fine songwriter, three of his original compositions appear here, as well as instrumentals and stories of early influences and farming. For more information, e-mail -