Memory Lane – Wilson Banjo Co.

by | 24 Mar, 2024 | 0 comments

Wilson Banjo Co. has released their highly-anticipated new project, Memory Lane.

Available today via Pinecastle Records, the collection includes a total of 10 new recordings, all of which were produced and arranged by theWilson Banjo Co founder and studio veteran Steve Wilson.

Fans can preview, download and/or stream the full Memory Lane project here.

Memory LaneFeatured on the Memory Lane project is a string of hit singles released over the past twelve months. The latest is the compelling story-teller, The Gavel. It was co-written by Lance Carpenter and Jordan Rainer, who was recently a finalist on The Voice as part of Team Reba. The song has already begun to garner major airplay on terrestrial, streaming and XM radio upon its release last month. The Gavel has also debuted on the Roots Music Report Contemporary Bluegrass Song Chart earlier this week at No. 13. Elsewhere on the chart, former single and chart-topper Sadie Danced A Hole In Her Stocking remains in the Top Ten.

On Memory Lane, Wilson Banjo Co. teams up with some of Bluegrass, Americana and Roots music’s finest songwriters and musicians. In addition to Jordan Rainer, other collaborations include Rick Lang, Troy Engle, Bill Packard, Lance Carpenter, David Stewart and more (see full track listing below).

One common theme throughout is Wilson’s world-class banjo playing, paired with the vocals of fellow member Sarah Logan. In addition to previous singles like Holler, Tomorrow’s Coming Fast and Don’t Forget About Maggie, the album includes a wide array of different elements throughout, all staying true to the South Carolina based band’s well-defined style and sound. That variety includes a combination of other standout tunes like the stunning ballad Come To Me, and the clever Our Last Goodbye/Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine which is a hybrid of songs originally released by The Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe, with a unique Wilson Banjo Co. twist.

After amassing a great amount of hype from their previous project Six Degrees of Separation, the band looks to build upon that momentum. It was released in 2021 and met with critical-acclaim. The project went on to become a staple with radio DJs, spending countless weeks at No. 1 on the Roots Music Report Bluegrass charts with multiple songs like When The Crow Comes Down, Issaqueena” and Midnight On The Highway.

To keep up with all the latest Wilson Banjo Co. news, follow them on social media and check out their official website. While there, fans can also get the full tour schedule!

Memory Lane Track Listing:
1. Sadie Danced A Hole In Her Stocking (written by Jack Shannon, Troy Engle, Rick Lang)
2. Tomorrow’s Coming Fast (written by Rick Lang, J. Tony Rackley)
3. Holler (written by Jordan Rainer, Bill Packard)
4. Don’t Forget About Maggie (written by David Stewart, Brice Long, Bobby Taylor)
5. Nightbird (written by Jordan Rainer)
6. The Gavel (written by Jordan Rainer, Lance Carpenter)
7. Coalmine (written by Richie McDonald, Ron Harbin, Roxie Dean
8. Memphis Anymore (written by Karli Chayne, Jessica Lynne Witty)
9. Our Last Goodbye/Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine (written by Carter Stanley; Bill Monroe, Jack Landers)
10. Come To Me (written by Barbie Blankenship Owens)

Sarah’s sound is honest and true to first-generation singers who brought us the ballads from all over the world and sang them in a way that you just knew they had actually lived the words. The melodies were that of lamentation. Sarah Logan is definitely one that will be carrying on that sound and passing it on to future vocalists with care and devotion to our music.
— Dale Ann Bradley.

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