This double album showcases old-time fiddling by two young, devoted, and immensely talented practitioners of the Middle Tennessee and Cumberland Plateau traditions. Although their styles, repertoires, and personal stories differ, Austin Derryberry and Trenton "Tater" Caruthers share a love for the music of their respective regions, and a commitment to keep that music alive and well. While traditional fiddling from Eastern Kentucky, Central West Virginia, or the Round Peak region of North Carolina has been well-documented and remains popular among revival musicians, tunes from Middle Tennessee have not been heard as much. The release of Tennessee Breakdown will bring that style and repertoire to a wider audience. This is the real deal: old-time Tennessee fiddling from the true vine by two of it's best and brightest young devotees.