So excited to share this review from Bluegrass Today of our debut High Fidelity record!!! Click the link to read the review. Big thanks to John Lawless for the review we could have only dreamed of!!!
Traditional bluegrass band High Fidelity has just released their debut album. The self-titled release features 13 tracks of straight-ahead traditional bluegrass. The record for the most part showcases the band in four-piece fashion, with Jeremy Stephens on guitar and vocals, Corrina Rose Logston on fiddle and vocals, Kurt Stephenson on banjo and vocals, and Vickie Vaughn on bass. Mandolinist Daniel Amick contributes on a handful of selections. All songs were cut live in one room with minimal isolation, similar to how recording was done by the first generation bluegrass pioneers whom the band draws its inspiration from.
High Fidelity formed in 2014 and won the 2014 SPBGMA International Band Championship. They are performing a select number of dates in 2016. For purchasing information on their new album, contact High Fidelity at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit High Fidelity on Facebook at www.facebook.com/highfidelitybluegrass and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/highfidelitybg.
On February 2, 2014, at the 40th anniversary SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards & 31st National Convention, High Fidelity was announced as the winner of the International Band Championship. High Fidelity, consisting of Corrina Rose Logston (fiddle/vocals), Jeremy Stephens (guitar/vocals), Kurt Stephenson (banjo/vocals), Vickie Vaughn (bass), and Daniel Amick (mandolin), performed in the style of traditional bluegrass for all three rounds of the band contest. While they wanted to do well, the members were shocked at the announcement that they had won.
“I cried like a baby,” said Corrina. “There were so many good bands in that contest. It was a very emotional experience for me, especially because we had committed to doing all traditional bluegrass. As far as I understand, we were the only group to do that. It means so much to me that we were able to represent traditional bluegrass and to do so to this level of recognition. Because to me, it isn’t just a win for us — it says, ‘This music is still relevant — this music is still meaningful.’ It will always hold the utmost meaning to me.”
The infamous jacket has yet to turn up, but Holladay was a great time nevertheless! Here are some videos of the band assembled for the contest, alias “Ellis Porch.” Hope you enjoy the “Holladay pickin’!”
The EXTRAVAGANZA was wonderful!!! We want to send out a big THANK YOU to all you wonderful folks who spent the evening with us, with special thanks to our performers Cristina Peck, Vickie Vaughn Band, and the Wind Caught My Bike Recording Band (Jeremy Stephens, Kurt Stephenson, Casey Campbell, P. J. George, and Kevin Buchanan).
Make sure you check out these wonderful performers at their respective websites (Visit Cristina Peck HERE! Visit Vickie Vaughn Band HERE!), and if you didn’t get a chance to check out the CD at the party, visit the Store page to find out more!
Video from the evening coming SOON!!!