East Nash Grass’ new music video, Railroadin’ & Gamblin’ premieres this morning.
The video, filmed in Fernvale, Tennessee, was produced by the band and edited by Kaitlyn Raitz. The digital release of Railroadin’ & Gamblin’ is scheduled for Friday, 31st March, 2023, and fans can pre-save and pre-download it here.
Through their performance, the band gives a nod to the trailblazing efforts of earlier generations of bluegrass musicians while also allowing space for forward progression. The popular tune was first recorded by Middle Tennessee native Uncle Dave Macon and is the opening single from East Nash Grass’ highly anticipated new album set for release later this year.
East Nash Grass consists of James Kee (guitar), Cory Walker (banjo), Harry Clark (mandolin), Maddie Denton (fiddle), Gaven Largent (dobro), and Jeff Picker (bass). The band is busy on tour with numerous upcoming performances. In addition, they will perform at the Ryman Auditorium on June 22 in support of Sierra Hull for Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman.
For a full schedule of East Nash Grass shows and other information, please visit their website.
About East Nash Grass:
The band that would become East Nash Grass began to take shape by chance, as a weekly bluegrass night at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge. The gig leadership changed hands and players came and went over several years, and what started as a loose collection of pickers gradually solidified into a committed group of dedicated bandmates. They quickly became one of the top young bands in bluegrass music, whose members have been highly sought-after as side musicians for the genre’s top stars and hottest bands. Today, whether it’s bluegrass Monday at Dee’s, or the hallowed stage of the Ryman Auditorium, East Nash Grass brings swagger, staggering abilities, and high energy to every performance.
It’s natural to assume that a band born in a bar would be willing to take risks, and in the case of East Nash Grass, you’d be right. Like birds in a flock, each keenly aware of one another’s every move, the pickers in East Nash Grass fly in tight formation, no matter the twists and turns the moment demands.
Their incredible skill as an ensemble makes it look easy, and their chemistry makes it fun to watch. Bluegrass music tends to fall on a spectrum. On one end is the rough and tumble, high-energy style exemplified by the pioneers of the genre. On the other is a highly polished studio-ready approach, one in which each note is executed with clinical perfection. It’s not easy to balance such precision while being musically joyful and in the moment, but East Nash Grass does it, staking their position squarely in the middle of this spectrum, executing at the highest levels of proficiency with a sense of ease and humor that only comes from hundreds of hours making music together.