I see that like me, you also didnt get a response to a question about Norman's lyrics. I cant tell what he is saying either but Ridge Road Gravel is a song in the book A Norman Blake Anthology. Maybe someone who has it can look it up for ya.
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"