Good At Gone A New Release From Appalachian Smoke
Mountain Fever Records has released the new single from Appalachian Smoke called Good at Gone. This is the first single from their upcoming self-titled album set for release this fall. Impressive banjo picking combines with Jamie Mason’s lead vocals to create a progressive bluegrass tune that is sure to cross into mainstream country taste.
It’s a story of using the aggravation of failures to fuel the never-ending pursuit of something worthwhile. You can feel the shifts between restlessness, disappointment, and hope in the chords – Tim Williams, Appalachian Smoke.
Appalachian Smoke signed with Mountain Fever Records in the fall, after a successful year of touring from their independently released project, Colder Side of Love. That album released in early 2022 and immediately received international airplay. The first track, Carolina Calling Me, has been on the Cashbox Top 100 Bluegrass Songs Chart since the fall of 2022, peaking at #2 in December of that year.
The band hails from that part of the southeastern US where Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee intersect, and with all five members being skilled singers and songwriters, they are never at a loss for new material.
This new release, Good at Gone, was written Tim Williams of the band, and features Jamie Mason on lead vocal and guitar, Kenneth Rymer on resophonic guitar and harmony vocal, Mikel Laws on banjo, BJ Taylor on mandolin, and Tim Williams on bass and harmony vocal.
I think Appalachian Smoke is a great group of musicians that love bluegrass and are working to carry on the traditions of the genre, at the same time creating their own sound and innovating with their original music – Amanda Cooke Mountain Fever.
Whether you are drawn to clever lyrics, dynamic instrumentation, full harmonies, unpredictable arrangements, or an authentic delivery, you’ll find it all in an evening with Appalachian Smoke.
For more information on Appalachian Smoke, visit the band’s website.