Mountain Fever Records has announced the release of a new single, Mountain Folks, by the renowned band, Lost & Found. The song appears on their highly-anticipated Heritage project, Final Chapter, set for release later this year.
Mountain Folks was recorded in 2013 at the Mountain Fever Records studio and was the band’s last recording session.
They had me singing in the bathroom for that recording, so we were going to call it the John House Sessions – Allen Mills.
Lost & Found intended to record a full twelve track album but it was delayed due to Mills’ health issues, so this is the final recording from this legendary group. The song includes Allen Mills on lead vocals. He is joined by Scott Napier on mandolin, Ronald Smith on banjo and harmony vocals, Dan Wells on guitar and harmony vocals, and Mills’ late nephew, Jason Moore, on bass. These historic recordings were mixed and mastered by Aaron Ramsey (Volume Five) with Sammy Shelor (Lonesome River Band) as engineer.
Mountain Folks was written by J.C. Poff and Allen Mills. Mills had an affinity with mountain people and their authentic lifestyle. J.C. had written the chorus off the song:
Mountain folks don’t worry about the hard times
Cause hard times is all they’ve ever known
With a hound dog a biscuit and some taters
They just sit out on the front porch and watch the flowers grow
Then Allen Mills added two additional verses about his grandpa and his smile:
Always wanted to be just like my grandpa
Always had a smile on his face
But mama said things ain’t like they use to be
But I always liked what grandpa had to say
Mountain Folks is now available for streaming and purchasing at all major outlets.
About Lost & Found:
Lost & Found was formed in 1973. The band’s original lineup consisted of bass player Allen Mills, banjo player Gene Parker, mandolin player Dempsey Young, and guitarist Roger Handy.
The band became quite popular playing bluegrass festivals, with Mills’ exceptional songwriting contributing much to the group’s fame; Love of the Mountains, recorded by the original lineup, has become a bluegrass standard. The band first recorded for Outlet Records in 1975, then achieved wider fame after signing with Roanoke’s Rebel Records in 1982. By the mid-’90s, only Allen Mills and Dempsey Young had stayed, recruiting guitarist Berry Berrier and banjo player Lynwood Lunsford as replacements.
Lost & Found has had many talented band members throughout the years, including Ronnie Bowman, Shane Bartley, Greg Luck, Jody King, Ben Green, and others.