“Tsali’s Run” was written as a playful effort at something with a Celtic/bluegrass flavor, according to Carley. While in Cherokee, NC she saw the play “Unto These Hills” and learned the story behind it. “Knowing more about Tsali, a Cherokee hero and his sons who offered their lives to save the rest of his people touched my heart since I am a bit Cherokee,” says Arrowood. This tune found its name when she got home from the trip. Carley could just picture Tsali and his boys running through the woods. If you listen closely, you’ll hear three subtle crash cymbals as the song closes. They mimic the sound of gunshots that marked the bitter but courageous end of Tsali and his boys.
KEY SELLING POINTS
- Carley Arrowood is an award-winning fiddler, singer, and songwriter from the mountains of North Carolina—winning the 2017 IBMA Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
- An instrumentalist since she was a child, Arrowood claims a place among the leading players of her generation in both traditional and contemporary styles.
- Toured for five years with Darin and Brooke Aldridge and graced notable stages all over the country, including 13 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, as well as overseas performances in Prague and Ireland.