Last Lonesome Pine is a new single from Eddie Sanders’ forthcoming album.
Last Lonesome Pine is the second single off of Eddie Sanders‘ next bluegrass album. It’s a bluesy, driving bluegrass tune that showcases Eddie’s powerful vocal range. Featuring a strong supporting cast of Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, Scott Vestal on banjo, Dennis Crouch on bass, Cody Kilby on acoustic guitar, Tim Crouch on fiddle, Rob Ickes on Dobro and Wes Hightower on harmonies. The tune co-written by Eddie Sanders, Jon Weisberger, and Adam Engelhardt.
Last Lonesome Pine is a bluesy style song, lyrically inspired by an actual tall and lonely pine tree that sat on the mountain behind my childhood home. I remember seeing how this one tree seemed more majestic than all the others around it. It was the only pine tree on a mountain full of post oaks, cedars and blackjack. I often wondered why there was only one and how he came to be the last lonesome pine – Eddie Sanders.
The new single comes on the heels of his successful, #1 2020 Most Played Bluegrass Today Gospel single Three Wooden Crosses and his previous charting, first single from this forthcoming album, Till The River Starts To Rise.
Last Lonesome Pine will be available at all Digital Retail and Streaming Outlets from 29th January, while the full album is expected for release in late February 2021.
About Eddie Sanders:
Eddie Sanders is a world-class singer/ songwriter/guitarist from McAlester, Oklahoma. He was born into southwest bluegrass royalty, and his father is legendary bluegrass festival and concert promoter, Freddie Sanders. The Sanders Family Bluegrass Festival in McAlester was one of the biggest and best bluegrass festivals west of the Mississippi, and one of the favorite venues for bluegrass acts Bill Monroe, The Osborne Brothers, Lewis Family, Jim & Jesse, Ralph Stanley and nearly every major bluegrass act of the last 40 years. The McAlester festivals were shaped and guided by his major bluegrass influences: Mac Wiseman, Larry Sparks and The Osborne Brothers. He also developed a high level of professionalism that he is known for from the best acts in the business, while also learning the true power of a song and love for original material. Eddie was also strongly influenced by Merle Haggard and Gene Watson which motivated him to start writing his own songs.
For many years Eddie Sanders was the guitarist and lead vocalist with the widely-respected band, Signal Mountain. Eddie’s fellow bandmates included: Shawn Camp (IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Earls of Leicester); Dennis Crouch (Elton John, Elvis Costello); Billy Joe Foster (Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs); Tim Crouch (The Whites, Mike Snider); and southwest bluegrass luminaries Donny Catron; Don McAfee; and The Bonham Brothers, Virgil and Glen! One of the finest bluegrass bands of that era to be sure!
Eddie’s songwriting skills increasingly brought him to Nashville for songwriting sessions with Shawn Camp, Ronnie Bowman, Dennis & Tim Crouch, Glen Duncan and Adam Engelhardt. Eddie wrote The Del McCoury Band’s hit single, You Could Be Me. Eddie has since had songs recorded by Amanda Cook, Kix Brooks & Wayne Toups, Joe Hott, Chris Roberts, & Glen Duncan.
Eddie’s work, both as a singer and a songwriter, combines the best elements of the old and the new. With a family tradition steeped in the history of bluegrass music, Eddie Sanders’ new recorded songs are a powerful statement of what the best bluegrass music has always been, and what the best bluegrass music will be in years to come.