The Muddy River String Band
draws the listener down a dusty lane echoing with acoustic
memories of lonely mountain melodies. Rousing bluegrass tunes cause
toes to tap of their own accord. Art Garcia leads the Muddy River
String Band with his smooth vocals and driving mandolin picking. His
original music journeys to a folksy, sepia-toned vision of bygone
days. Diane Prior’s liquid, bluesy voice adds power to the ensemble,
while her hammered dulcimer fulfills a longing for simpler times.
Ben Prior adds the unique sound of the ‘cello with his rhythmic,
pulsing accompaniment and unusual, improvised leads. Lynda Garcia on
bass rounds out the band.