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New Offering – ‘Bluegrass At The Crossroads’

Bluegrass Collaboration Album Released

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Bluegrass At The Crossroads

New Mountain Home Music Compilation

Out Now

Bluegrass collaborations have been an intrinsic part of the genre for many years. Here’s another one which sounds exciting.

Musicians from the groups that make up the rosters of influential sister labels Mountain Home Music Company and Organic Records have given us Bluegrass at the Crossroads. First laid on the table in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, when touring came to a halt and almost every musician’s calendar was suddenly wide open, the concept was quickly refined into what would become : multiple groupings that would bring together players from different corners of the big bluegrass tent, from hard core traditional to edgy jamgrass. Song choices focused on new, original songs, and a field of musicians broad enough to encompass not only label artists, but selected friends from the fertile musical territory around the labels’ Western North Carolina home.

The collection brings together nearly a score of the best in and around today’s bluegrass – musicians from the Lonesome River Band to the Infamous Stringdusters, the Traveling McCourys to the Grascals and Sideline to Zoe & Cloyd; and from the award-winning Sammy Shelor and Kristin Scott Benson to instrumental stylists like Gina Furtado, Wayne Benson, Jeremy Garrett and Andy Leftwich, to distinctive singers such as Sav Sankaran, Darren Nicholson, Carley Arrowood and Travis Book.

Darren Nicholson, Jeremy Garrett, Travis Book – Photos: LTTL

In many cases, these sessions were the first time these colleagues had even met, much less played together. “Choosing the musicians for each of these groups was probably the most challenging aspect of producing Bluegrass at the Crossroads,” notes producer Jon Weisberger, who also co-wrote much of the project’s material with collaborators ranging from Garrett and Book to Craig Market and the award-winning Thomm Jutz. “But it was also the most exciting, and maybe even the most rewarding…”.

Here’s “Timber Train” with Carley Arrowood, Wayne Benson, Travis Book, Joe Cicero, Wendy Hickman, John Cloyd Miller and Sammy Shelor.

Bluegrass at the Crossroads is available on digital and streaming platforms HERE.

About Mountain Home Music Company:
Mountain Home Music Company, a division of Crossroads Label Group is a premier Bluegrass label with global distribution, representing such elite artists as Balsam Range, The Grascals, Lonesome River Band, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, The Gina Furtado Project, Kristin Scott Benson, The Cleverlys, Danny Roberts, Sideline, Unspoken Tradition, Fireside Collective, The Alex Leach Band, Carley Arrowood, Mark Stoffel, Jaelee Roberts, Tray Wellington, Andy Leftwich, Benson, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Sister Sadie and Ashby Frank. Established in 1993, Crossroads is a market leader in the Bluegrass, Americana, and Christian Music fields.

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