Tom Paley’s second album for Hornbeam. This time the baton passes to his son Ben who shares the proceedings with his fantastic fiddling. Like the first album, enjoy another selection of great old-time tunes and songs. Helping out are Cerys Matthews on guitar & vocal (This Train), BJ Cole on dobro (Done Gone & Avalon Quickstep) and Rob Mason on harmonica (Old Shoes and Leggings & Avalon Quickstep).

 “Paley & Son”

Tom and Ben Paley

featuring Cerys Matthews, BJ Cole & Rob Mason




HBR0004 track listing
Play button 1. Yew Piney Mountain
2. Didn’t He Ramble
Play button 3. This Train
4. Mississippi Medley ( Sullivan’s Hollow / Rufus Rastus)
5. Done Gone
6. Little Sadie
Play button 7. The Devil And The Farmer’s Wife
8. Old Shoes And Leggings
9. Follow The Band
10. Turner Smathers’ Waltz
Play button 11. Oh My Little Darling
12. Louisville Burglar
13. Three Men Went A-Hunting
14. Glory In The Meeting House / Grub Springs / Sugar In The Gourd
Play button 15. Avalon Quickstep
Play button 16. Louis Collins

This Train recorded at Famous Times Studio, London, UK in 2014.
All other numbers recorded at Big Fish Studio, St Albans, UK between 2012 and 2015.

Tom Paley – vocal, guitar, banjo, fiddle
Ben Paley – fiddle
Cerys Matthews – vocal, guitar (track  3)
BJ Cole – dobro (tracks 5 & 15)
Rob Mason – harmonica (tracks (8 & 15)
Robin Gillan – guitar, banjo, harmonica
Jonny Bridgwood – double bass
Dave Morgan – percussion

Sleeve designed and hand-lettered by artist Ski Williams in collaboration with photographer Laurie Lewis

Notes by Robin Denselow and Mike Gavin.


Steve Hunt, fRoots magazine (*****) An old-time delight from beginning to end. Glory in the meeting house!
Midwest Record …this most righteous, classic, back porch feeling album is as good as it gets. Killer stuff throughout.
Mick Houghton, Uncut magazine (8/10) Traditional family values from old-time folk luminary.
Garth Cartwright, Songlines magazine (****) Old-time magic……a delight from start to finish.
Colin Irwin, Mojo magazine (****) No sentimental lap of honour……a heart-warming mix.
Harold Wood, Record Collector (****) Impeccable ensemble playing by father, son and friends.
Paul Woodgate, Folk Radio UK Virtuoso stuff from start to finsish……a mark of the Paley family’s love of roots music for a long time to come.
Jim Bainbridge, Living Tradition magazine With a beautifully produced and informative booklet and not a bad track among the 16 here, you’d be mad to miss this CD.