Full Cord Release Single I Laugh When I Think How I Cried Over You.
Michigan-based Full Cord releases their second single I Laugh When I Think How I Cried Over You from their upcoming album Cambium. Full Cord is the 2022 IBMA Momentum Band Award winner and 2022 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition winner.
One of the things that attracted me to Full Cord was their deep knowledge and understanding of many styles of music. Western Swing is clearly a passion for several band members and this tune provides a fantastic showcase of their skills. From the bouncy harmony lines to the shout-chorus style solo, this song makes you want to give it a Bob Wills: Ah-ha – Stephen Mougin.
Fans of traditional bluegrass music love the playing of Bill Monroe, while bluegrass is a main influence on my playing, a bigger inspiration for me would be the swing mandolin playing of Tiny Moore. I first heard ‘Laugh’ from the Billy Jack Wills western swing band that was led by Tiny Moore on vocals and mandolin. Clever chorus & lyrics make for a swingin’ song – Brian Oberlin.
Full Cord’s album Cambium is scheduled for release in November. Download and preview the track here..
About Full Cord:
When it comes to movers and shakers in the bluegrass world, Full Cord is a super-group on the rise. After winning the prestigious 2022 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition in Colorado, the Michigan-based group followed that with another much-coveted honor when the International Bluegrass Music Association named Full Cord its “Momentum Award Band of the Year.” While mandolinist Brian Oberlin notes the band’s music “is new and fresh to the ears of seasoned bluegrass fans,” the bluegrass traditions in Full Cord have deep roots.
The group’s members – Oberlin, guitarist Eric Langejans, bassist Todd Kirchner and fiddler Grant Flick – boast decades of musical artistry, with experience in popular performing bands from Michigan to Oregon. And with the recent addition of award-winning, Colorado-based banjoist Ricky Mier, Full Cord is poised to take the next step in its journey as a bluegrass powerhouse: The band’s debut album on Nashville’s Dark Shadow Recordings is set to drop in November 2023.
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