Put It Off Until Tomorrow – Lost & Found

by | 17 Apr, 2023

Mountain Fever Records has announced the release of another single, Put It Off Until Tomorrow, by Lost & Found.

This exceptional track was just one of the songs recorded a decade ago at the Mountain Fever Studios, celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary in bluegrass music. This was also the group’s last recording session and one of the last recordings by Dempsey Young.

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Musicians on Put It Off Until Tomorrow include Scottie Sparks on lead vocal and guitar; Allen Mills on bass and harmony vocal; Ronald Smith on banjo and harmony vocal; Dempsey Young on mandolin; and produced by Allen Mills and Lost & Found.

I remember Scotty singing it one day while we were rehearsing on stage. We eventually recorded it and had it mixed years ago, but it was never released. It’s a good cut, and I think it came off really well. There’s some great instrumentation – Allen Mills.

According to American Songwriter magazine, Put It Off Until Tomorrow was one of two songs that helped put Dolly Parton on the map as an artist and songwriter in country music. Dolly co-wrote the tune with her uncle Bill Owens, and it was first recorded by Bill Phillips in 1966. The same year, Loretta Lynn, Jeannie Seely, Jean Shepard & Ray Pillow, and Don Reno all recorded their versions. In February 1967, Dolly included Put It Off Until Tomorrow on her album, Hello, I’m Dolly. In 1982, Dolly and Kris Kristofferson’s version was included on the album, The Winning Hand by Kris, Willie, Dolly & Brenda. Bluegrass music fans will no doubt enjoy Lost & Found’s rendition of this popular tune.

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Lost & Found was formed in 1973 with Allen Mills on bass, Gene Parker on banjo, Dempsey Young on mandolin, and Roger Handy on guitar. The band gained popularity by playing bluegrass festivals, with Mills’ exceptional songwriting contributing much to the group’s fame. Over the years, Lost & Found members included the talents of Allen Mills, Dempsey Young, Berry Berrier, Lynwood Lunsford, Ronnie Bowman, Shane Bartley, Greg Luck, Jody King, Ben Green, and many more.

Put It Off Until Tomorrow is available today for streaming and purchasing at all major outlets.