Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road release New Single Uncle Lloyd.
Uncle Lloyd represents a new chapter for Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road. The IBMA Momentum-Award-Winning group has always been known for their deep and thoughtful material, now with an added maturity through of several years of touring, writing, and arranging.
Written by Darrell Scott, Uncle Lloyd paints a picture of a childhood figure many of us are familiar with, an aging friend down on his luck and rebuilding his life, seen through the eyes of a teenager. The groove is deep and powerful offering a canvas for the poetic lyrics and lonesome fiddle. Purcell on mandolin is joined by Jacob Smith on bass and harmony vocals, Sam Stage on fiddle, Rob McCormac on guitar, and Colton Kerchner on banjo.
Rapidly rising on the bluegrass scene, Billboard-charting artists Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road perform internationally and stateside winning both industry awards and the hearts of fans who turn out to see them at some of the industry’s most iconic venues.
Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they rock the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on, yet boldly write original music with roots in the fertile grounds of bluegrass, old-time, and Americana. Their powerful arrangements and dynamic stage presence have landed them main stage slots at legendary festivals across the country.
Named Momentum Band of the Year by IBMA in 2019, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road have been recognized as one of the fastest growing bands in the industry. Their latest release Roots debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Charts, joining their three previous albums for a total of 12 weeks in the Top 10.
In 2022, bandleader Liam Purcell turned heads by sweeping the Rockygrass Instrumental Championships on Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo, becoming the first person in history to do so.
Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road have appeared on national TV with PBS appearances on David Holt’s State of Music and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Other performance highlights include Merlefest, Grey Fox, The Berklee Performance Center, and Wide Open Bluegrass.
About Cane Mill Road
Rob McCormac – guitar:
A graduate of Appalachain State University, Asheville native Rob McCormac is an accomplished ethnomusicologist and trumpet player in addition to his bluegrass skills.
Jacob Smith on bass:
Growing up, Jacob was first exposed to bluegrass music through his family who listened to classic Bluegrass and even had a family band. Earning a degree in music business, Jacob has also studied Jazz and Classical styles.
Colton Kerchner on banjo:
Colton Kercher grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Coming to Appalachian State University introduced him to the group in 2020.
Sam Stage on fiddle:
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Sam Stage is making waves in the bluegrass world with his powerful fiddling. He is the 2021 Rockygrass fiddle champion and the newest member of the group.