John Cowan Signs With True Lonesome

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John Cowan Signs With True Lonesome Records – New Album On The Way

True Lonesome Records has announced the signing of celebrated tenor singing, bass playing artist, John Cowan to their label for an album currently in production.

The debut album will be the first solo album for John Cowan since the release of Sixty on Compass Records in 2014. Cowan has been busy the last few months in Nashville co-writing nearly the entire album with Singer-Songwriter and label partner, Eddie Sanders. Recording for the album commenced in April at partner, Scott Vestal’s studio, Digital Underground, Nashville.

What a thrill it is to have John Cowan join the True Lonesome Records roster. One of the most amazing voices in any genre of music, he is a true icon. We are so proud to have such an esteemed artist to represent True Lonesome Records. I have had a front-row seat for the entirety of John’s forthcoming project. His work ethic and professionalism have shined as bright as his talent. From beginning to end this new album is indeed John Cowan. These songs and his voice will once again remind us of his exemplary contributions to our genre and further cement his place in our music and our hearts – Eddie Sanders, True Lonesome Records.

John Cowan

John Cowan Signs Up

The album, yet to be named, promises to provide the signature John Cowan vocal power and prowess, complete with world-class writing and studio band delivery. The first single is expected in June. John remarked that the album has turned out even better than he imagined.

The recording of this album has been a “straight from the heart” event for me. Meeting Eddie Sanders through Scott Vestal has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving. I asked Eddie upon meeting him while singing on his own record if he’d want to write some music. To my pleasant surprise, he not only said yes but followed up on it soon thereafter. He is, flat out, a master songwriter.

Eddie, Scott and I sat down to write with the goal of my doing a record that was more similar to my tenure with The New Grass Revival than the, for lack of a better term, Americana-ish records I’ve made in my career. I think we not only accomplished that mission but surpassed our own expectations. I’m happy and proud to have this record be stewarded by True Lonesome Records – Johnny Cowan.

Cultivating an experimental new sound that melted into the bluegrass genre and coined the phrase ‘Newgrass’ more than four decades ago, John Cowan’s career may be one of the most influential and well-respected of our time.

Historically, Cowan, with bandmates Sam Bush, Courtney Johnson, Curtis Burch, Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn, launched New Grass Revival welcoming millions of new fans to the genre with their captivating brand of bluegrass. Their music changed the face of the genre forever. And John Cowan has the voice that mesmerized them all.

A vocal luminary like John Cowan comes along once in a lifetime and his ability to remain fluent in all styles of music with his singing has led him to perform and record in country, bluegrass, and gospel to soul, jazz, and rock. The list of his collaborations is extensive and he has been named as an influence for some of the most high-profile artists in the world.

For news and more information on John Cowan visit his website.

About John Cowan:

John Cowan, hailed as the Voice of Newgrass, has been singing his heart out for more than forty years and his soaring vocals have only improved with time. A true innovator, Cowan applies his powerful pipes to genres from country, bluegrass, and gospel to soul, jazz, and rock – often within the space of a single concert. His ability to move fluidly through multiple styles, and carry mesmerized audiences on the journey with him, has set him apart as one of the most loved and admired vocal artists of his generation, not just by fans and critics but among fellow musicians as well.

With his distinctive, rock-tinged tenor vocal and heart-thumping electric bass, Cowan along with fellow New Grass Revival bandmates Sam Bush, Courtney Johnson, and Curtis Burch, and later Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn, introduced a new generation of music fans to an explosive, experimental and ultimately, an eponymous brand of bluegrass. The “newgrass” sound spawned popular jam bands such as Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band, opened the door for today’s young bluegrass superstars Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle and shaped the sensibilities of country megastars Garth Brooks, The Chicks, the Zac Brown Band, and Darius Rucker.


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