A FEW MORE things about the Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival need mentioning, not least of which was the release of the 20th anniversary 2-CD set of performances from festivals past. Titled ROOTS: Volume 1, it contains performances from the best of the 2003 festival, recorded in high definition, remixed and mastered by the folks at Juneapple Records (yes, that’s us – [bowing and smiling]-) in cooperation with the West Plains Council on the Arts and the Missouri Arts Council.
This collector’s edition contains some of the best work you’ll ever hear, including historic performances that will never be heard again. If you’re a fan of this music and/or would like to support the festivals still to come, this collection needs to be in your hands. The festival web site is still undergoing an upgrade to include an option for buying through Paypal. In the meantime, it can be ordered by mail for $20 plus $3 shipping and handling from West Plains Council on the Arts, P.O. Box 339, West Plains, MO 65775. Show your love for this unique annual gathering and be rewarded with a 35-song dose of pure ear candy.