Raised in Cambridge, Maryland, Arty Hill lives in Baltimore and has spent the past year apprenticing to Mel Price, Maryland’s senior veteran of country music. Born in 1921, Mel was raised in Easton, and had several honky-tonk singles released on Starday records. The first live country show Arty ever saw was performed by Mel. Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys have released five albums, including Heart on My Dirty Sleeve in 2014. Unfortunately, Mel Price will not be in attendance at the 2014 Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival.