Boone & Foster Release Long Journey Home
Mountain Fever Records has announced the release of a new single, Long Journey Home by Boone & Foster, in memory of the late Aaron (Frosty) Foster.
Musicians on the new release include Aaron (Frosty) Foster on lead vocal and guitar; Troy Boone on mandolin and harmony vocal; Aaron Ramsey on bass; Daniel Greeson on fiddle; and Brady Wallen on banjo.
Frosty contributed several ideas to the record by recommending his favorite bluegrass standards he sang. On the top of that list was ‘Long Journey Home.’ When performing the song, Frosty would usually be found smiling between singing or playing his solo, and I loved to see that joy come through him from a simple yet timeless bluegrass song – Troy Boone.
When we sat down to record Long Journey Home, we had discussed using a metronome to set the tempo. We hadn’t used one on any other track on the album, but I was worried about losing momentum on my part. That’s when Frosty looked up and said, ‘Just cut it son’ Aaron Ramsey didn’t let me lose one beat, and I’m sure when you listen, you may find we even sped it up a tad. – Troy Boone.
Boone and Foster Journey Home and two previously released singles, Never Been So Lonesome, along with the Bluegrass Today Top 20 chart song, County Fool all appear on Boone & Foster’s album, Smoky Mountain Favorites set for release on 21st April, 2023, on Mountain Fever Records.