Rural Rhythm Records has announced a new single The Dark Side of Lonesome released 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 the US autumn.
The new single The Dark Side of Lonesome was written and produced by Edgar Loudermilk, and features Edgar Loudermilk (lead vocal, bass), Zack Autry (mandolin, harmony vocal), Curtis Bumgarner (banjo) and Clint Coker (guitar) with special guest musician Michael Cleveland (fiddle).
This is a song I wrote one night while traveling back home from a West Coast Tour. I wanted to try, and write a song similar to Blue Yodel, that Russell Moore sang often while we were touring with IIIrd Tyme Out . I always loved how he sang that old classic, and the feel of it! It’s sometimes hard to capture a groove like in a classic like that, but I felt good with this one, and the way it came together. I actually wrote this one while driving home from Susanville, California from behind the wheel while the rest of the band was sleeping. It came together in my thoughts on those long roads, which is probably my favorite technique of writing a song, with no instrument involved. Hope you enjoy this one, another song of ‘Lonesome Love Loss’ with a mean feel like an Old Yodel – Edgar Loudermilk.
The new single, The Dark Side of Lonesome is available for download to D.J.’s and program directors on AirPlay Direct.
For more information on the Edgar Loudermilk Band visit edgarloudermilk.com
The Edgar Loudermilk Band is performing throughout the United States and Canada on their 2020 tour.
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 in 2007, Loudermilk became its newest member, a job that he relished given his strong admiration for the band and for Russell Moore the bands lead vocalist.
I really love the music of this band. Singing with Russell Moore is the compliment 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 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.
Edgar Loudermilk Band, which debuted in July 2016 with their album Georgia Maple, has played together for quite some time. Although this is the official band record, the group has great chemistry and stage dynamic.
Lonesome Riverboat Blues, the debut on Rural Rhythm Records contained 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.
The Edgar Loudermilk Band is performing throughout the United States and Canada during on their 2020 Tour.