Unreleased Sparks, Grascals Tracks on MerleFest CD

Previously unreleased tracks by the Grascals, Larry Sparks and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion are featured on Fresh Faces at MerleFest 2006, a limited edition CD featuring artists who are debuting at MerleFest this year or returning after several years’ absence. The CD, available only from the online store at the official MerleFest Web site, also includes tracks by Slaid Cleaves, the Isaacs, the Cottars, the Ditty Bops, the Biscuit Burners, Rory Block, the Mammals, Chatham County Line and the Lee Boys. This year’s festival takes place April 27-30 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. Performers will include Doc Watson, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Robert Earl Keen, Nickel Creek and John Prine.