Rural Rhythm Christian has announced a new album release, Somewhere In Glory by Common Strings.
Music partners Darron and Vanessa Nichols called on their very talented bluegrass friends and fellow mountain neighbors to capture the authentic sounds of Appalachia including: album producer, Sammy Shelor who also provides his banjo talents; Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley on harmony vocals; Mike Hartgrove on fiddle; and Mark Hodges, engineer.
Somewhere In Glory is a collection of songs sung and played much of the same as they have been in Appalachia over the past seven generations. Some songs were written in the early seventeen hundreds and one was written while on a ship sailing to the new world. Even the new songs written by Vanessa’s father, Wayne King (Beyond the Mist of Blue and The Revelation) and Darron Nichols original songs (Glorious Power and Golden Streets of Home) have a very old, mountain sound.
…’WOW’ is the reaction most folks give when hearing Vanessa’s ‘warm as wine’ voice hit the first lyric in a song. This ‘grassy gal has it going on vocally – and you will discover a new voice to sing you back home. Common Strings has the sweetest new bluegrass project – this side of the Ohio and I’m in Kentucky – Gracie Muldoon WorldWideBluegrass.com.
For more information on Common Strings including Somewhere In Glory and also the the Cumberland River Academy of Bluegrass and Appalachian Music, please visit the band’s website.