Mountain Fever Records Releases Patches On My Heart by Junior Sisk.
The new track premiered yesterday on The Bluegrass Situation and features Junior Sisk on lead vocals and guitar; Heather Berry Mabe on guitar and vocals; Tony Mabe on banjo, guitar, and vocals; Jonathan Dillon on mandolin, vocals; Curt Love on bass; and Doug Bartlett on fiddle, vocals. Patches On My Heart is the second single released from the band’s upcoming album scheduled for release later this year.
Tony Mabe our banjo player and old country music buff brought this song to my attention. It’s an old mid 50’s early 60’s Sonny Burns honkytonk tune. The first time I heard it I said, ‘that would make a great bluegrass song!’ We worked it up to fit our style and I think it turned out to be a straight-ahead grass tune that fit us well. It’s like a brand-new song that most have never heard. Hope everyone enjoys our version – Junior Sisk.
Junior is a multi-award-winning artist and has received tremendous chart success and recognition during his career. His last album, Load the Wagon (Mountain Fever Records) received a 2020 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award Nomination for Album of the Year along with Just Load The Wagon” earning an IBMA Song of the Year Nomination. Junior also received a 2020 IBMA Nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, an award he took home in 2013.
This album by Junior Sisk, Load the Wagon, has spent six consecutive months at #1 on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Album Chart last year.
Patches On My Heart is available now for streaming and purchase here.