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.
Marteka & William Lake, a young duo from West Virginia, have just released their latest record entitled Keepin’ It Real, featuring Corrina Rose Logston on fiddle. The record is bluegrass in the Flatt & Scruggs style and features covers of their classic tunes as well as some of Lester and Earl’s material that had previously been recorded in their folk years without fiddle, leaving Corrina to interpret a Paul Warren, Benny Martin, Benny Sims, or combination style fiddle break for several compositions. The Lakes also included their very first original song, “The Ballad of Lester & Earl.” If you are interested in the latest up and coming young traditionalists and you like Flatt & Scruggs style bluegrass, this is sure to be a record you will enjoy. Visit Marteka & William’s website for more information and to order: http://www.marteka-n-williamlakebluegrass.com/order-cds-shirts-pics-etc
Bluegrass Today is one of my very favorite blogs — I have been a reader ever since it was known as The Bluegrass Blog — and John Lawless is simply a master journalist. Click the link above to check out this lovely article John wrote on me and some of my latest musical pursuits! Thanks, John and Bluegrass Today!!!