O Senator, Where Art Thou?


Many years ago, a friend who collects country music entertained me enormously by pulling out a copy of Mountain Fiddler, a 1978 bluegrass LP recorded by Robert Byrd. Now it's reported that County Records will reissue the late senator's album on CD next month. Several of the tracks are already available on YouTube, so you can listen for free and decide for yourself whether they're a benign footnote to Byrd's career or just another part of his negative legacy: