Greg Blake, Rebekah Speer, and Jeff Brown Record Tennessee Rain.
Turnberry Records has announced the collaboration of bluegrass stars Greg Blake, Rebekah Speer, and Jeff Brown in recording the iconic song “Tennessee Rain” written by the esteemed songwriter David Stewart. This highly anticipated rendition brings a fresh perspective to the beloved
classic, infusing it with heart-pounding energy and toe-tapping rhythms that will transport listeners back to their youthful days.
David Stewart has a remarkable track record of writing hit songs that have left an indelible mark on the music industry. Tennessee Rain
tells a timeless tale of a young man passionately in love with a young woman, their relationship hindered by the disapproval of an overprotective father. Stewart’s exceptional songwriting captures the raw emotions of forbidden love, where the father assumes the roles of lawyer, jury, and judge, creating a compelling narrative that resonates with listeners.
The collaboration of Greg Blake, Rebekah Speer, and Jeff Brown under the guidance of Turnberry Records has breathed life into David Stewart’s Tennessee Rain. Keith Barnacastle’s fresh perspective and innovative approach have given the song a new spin, infusing it with an exhilarating speed that sets hearts pounding and toes tapping. This extraordinary rendition showcases the undeniable talent and artistry of the trio, capturing the essence of the song’s themes and taking listeners on an unforgettable musical journey.
Greg Blake, hailing from the mountains of West Virginia, possesses a voice that connects with the rich heritage of mountain singers, characterized by a twangy drawl and powerful high tenor cry. His upbringing immersed him in the music of country greats, inspiring him to pick up the guitar at a young age. Over the years, Greg has honed his skills as a vocalist and guitarist, recording albums and earning accolades, including nominations for SPBGMA’s Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year and multiple wins for SPBGMA’s Guitarist of the Year. His unwavering passion for bluegrass and his captivating stage presence have made him a favorite among fans and industry peers.
Jeff Brown’s musical journey began at a tender age, and his talent as a singer, player, and band leader has steadily gained recognition in the bluegrass circuit. He started playing at the age of eight and has since shared the stage with legends like Larry Sparks, Blue Highway, Dr. Ralph Stanley, and Jesse McReynolds. Jeff’s impressive resume includes performances at renowned venues like the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits, and Song of the Mountains on PBS. His dedication to promoting and advancing bluegrass music has earned him respect and admiration within the industry.
Rebekah Speer, born and raised in Georgia, was exposed to the rich bluegrass heritage of South Georgia from an early age. She pursued music education and bluegrass studies, eventually earning degrees in both disciplines. Rebekah’s exceptional skills as a bass player, guitar player and vocalist have led her to tour with acclaimed bluegrass acts such as The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike & many others. She has also made notable contributions to recordings, including the award-winning Recorded Event of the Year by the Daughters of Bluegrass. Rebekah’s talents extend beyond performance, with graphic design and engineering expertise that have garnered recognition within the industry.
The collaboration of Greg Blake, Rebekah Speer, and Jeff Brown on Tennessee Rain is a milestone moment for Turnberry. With their unique styles and exceptional musicianship, they bring a fresh perspective to this timeless classic, capturing its essence and infusing it with their infectious energy.
As the release date approaches, bluegrass fans and music enthusiasts can look forward to experiencing the magic of this collaboration. Tennessee Rain promises to be an exhilarating musical journey that will leave audiences enthralled and craving for more.
About Turnberry Records:
Based in Rancho Mirage, CA, Turnberry Records & Management grew out of a desire to create an environment that would allow musicians and artists to reach broader audiences, without standing in the way of their future. By using flexible and inventive strategies, they are changing the game and allowing artists to create while remaining relevant in today’s constantly changing business environment.