Tim Stafford and Thomm Jutz transport listeners to Appalachia with their new single, No Witness In The Laurel But The Leaves. The single is available now from Mountain Fever Records. Musicians on the track include Tim Stafford on guitar and vocal, Thomm Jutz on guitar and vocal, Ron Block on banjo, Tammy Rogers on fiddle, Mark Fain on bass, and Shaun Richardson on mandolin.
Fans can stream or download the new track here.
No Witness In The Laurel But The Leaves is about a fictional feud in Eastern Kentucky, much like Hatfield/McCoy and other Appalachian mountain wars that are well-known and mythologized to this day. Clans were often divided on either side after the Civil War, leading to many decades-long feuds, with dozens killed,” explained co-writer Tim Stafford. “The point of the title is simple: no witnesses, no problem. But we’re left with the song’s final line: And when children ask what the killing was for, honestly, what can you say?”
When you bring singer-songwriter masterminds like Tim Stafford and Thomm Jutz together, you never know what you will encounter. ‘No Witness In The Laurel But The Leaves’ is no different. It will leave you wondering what is true and what is not and possibly have you more aware of your surroundings – Michelle Lee, Bluegrass Borderline.
This is the pair’s second single release on the label. The previous release, Take That Shot, was inspired by their love of history and based on two unreleased photos of Billy The Kid and Robert Johnson.
Stay tuned for more announcements on this highly anticipated new album by Tim Stafford and Thomm Jutz on Mountain Fever Records.