Rural Rhythm Records has released the second single I’ll Put The Blame On You” from the upcoming new album by the Edgar Loudermilk Band. Edgar and the band are currently in the studio working on their second album for Rural Rhythm which is scheduled for 2021.
This is a song I wrote with Scott Mehaffey while we were on a Cruise in California, Danny Stewarts California Bluegrass Cruise. We wrote several songs on this trip, but this one really stood out to me. We wanted to write another fast straight-ahead Bluegrass number, which is sometimes hard to do. I think being out on that cruise with a clear mind, out on that beautiful water inspired both of us, and we came up with some cool stuff, while having great time on that cruise! Here is one we wrote in the style of a Good Ole Bluegrass Barn Burner. Hope you enjoy, I’ll Put The Blame On You – Edgar Loudermilk.
Produced by Edgar Loudermilk the new single features Edgar Loudermilk (lead vocal, bass), Zack Autry (mandolin, harmony vocal), Curtis Bumgarner (banjo) and Clint Coker (guitar) with special guestmusician Michael Cleveland (fiddle).
The new single, I’ll Put The Blame On You is available for download to D.J.’s and program directors on AirPlay Direct .
The debut Edgar Loudermilk album on Rural Rhythm was a homecoming for Loudermilk who was with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out on their two highly successful albums also through Rural Rhythm Records. That debut album, Lonesome Riverboat Blues included the single Lonesome Riverboat Blues, which reached #1 (July Chart), on the Bluegrass Junction – Most Played Tracks on SiriusXM and #4 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart.
For more information on the Edgar Loudermilk Band visit their website.
About Edgar Loudermilk Band:
Edgar Loudermilk comes from a long line of celebrated Bluegrass musicians including his father, grandfather and famous relatives The Louvin Brothers. At age 20 he joined Carolina Crossfire who had quite a following in the Georgia area. In 2001 he performed with Rhonda Vincent for almost a year before moving over to one of the greatest voices in Country Music Marty Raybon. Loudermilk became the bass player and tenor singer in the newly formed group Full Circle and would back up Marty Raybon for almost five years. When Ray Deaton left IIIrd Tyme Out, Loudermilk became its newest member in 2007.
I really love the music of this band. Singing with Russell Moore is the complement of my life because I don’t believe there’s a better singer anywhere – Edgar Loudermilk.
In addition to touring and performing, Edgar Loudermilk has had great success as a songwriter, with over 50 recorded songs, many of which have been recorded by other artists. In 2017 Edgar’s self-penned song, Can’t Live Life, was recorded by Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary as part of their American Grandstand album. That album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and in July of 2017, it was on Billboard’s Top 10 of Top Current Country Albums, as well as No.1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart for the week of July 29, 2017. The album went on to be #1 on Splice Today’s Top 10 Country Albums of 2017. Loudermilk’s solo album, Roads Travelled, showcased his vocal talents and his solid bass playing, but also his songwriting skills, having written or co-written all 12 tracks on the project. In 2013 Loudermilk released, My Big Chance Tomorrow, again writing all the songs on the album. The album appeared on numerous radio charts and the Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Bluegrass Albums of 2014 chart.
In November 2013, Edgar joined Dave Adkins to form the new duo, Adkins & Loudermilk. Their March 2015 debut album hit numerous album and singles charts including the single Georgia Mountain Man which Loudermilk wrote about his grandfather.