The wait is over, as Bluegrass band Dewey & Leslie Brown release their debut album, Under the Mountain. Joined by their world-class band, The Carolina Gentlemen, the sound is heavily influenced by Dewey’s 11-year tenure playing with the late Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys. The highly anticipated project includes 14 all-new recordings and is now available on iTunes, or by visiting their website.
I’m very excited about bringing our new songs and music to bluegrass music lovers everywhere – Dewey Brown.
I am also very excited to see where this journey takes us, God definitely put this in our hearts and we are blessed to be able to share this album with you all, hope you enjoy it – Leslie Brown.
The project is fuelled by the lead single, Those Old Mountains, which showcases the band’s impeccable harmonies. The song was met with high critical acclaim, gaining attention in Bluegrass and Americana circles. The autobiographical song tells the story of powerhouse lead vocalist Leslie Brown’s upbringing in the Appalachian Mountains. Fans can stream the lead single on Spotify.
With songs hitting the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, much of the project was inspired by Leslie’s time growing up in the hills of Virginia, as an authentic coal miner’s daughter. Penning 12 of the 14 songs on Under the Mountain, much of the project was inspired by the singer/songwriter’s upbringing, combined with masterful fiddle and vocals from Dewey. One standout track Little Canary, tells the story about how miners would send in yellow canaries to test for methane gas. The thought-provoking track serves as the inspiration for the project title, with other songs containing similar themes. The Hazel Dickens written Black Lung, is another highlight on Under the Mountain, detailing a common disease associated with coal mining.
Under the Mountain Track Listing:
|1. No Mountain Girl
2. Write A Letter
3. Dry Fork Holler
4. Those Old Mountains
5. Sawed Off .22
| 6. Ultimate Sacrifice
7. Little Canary
8. Pretty Polly
9. White River Junction
10. Darlin’ Man of Mine
|11. Black Lung
12. Bury Me On The Mountain
13. Rock In A River
14. Pickin’ Grinnin’
About Dewey & Leslie Brown and The Carolina Gentlemen:
Inspired by authentic mountain Bluegrass music, Dewey & Leslie Brown have continued to captivate fans throughout North America. Married in 2007, the couple hosts 2 festivals each year, DeweyFest and GospelFest, held on their 52 acre farm in Burlington. The band’s sound is heavily influenced by Dewey’s time playing for the iconic Dr. Ralph Stanley. Spending over 11 years playing with the Bluegrass legend, Dewey made a number of high profile appearances, including The Late Show With David Letterman, Carnegie Hall, while also performing for the Queen of England. Combine that experience with the talented singing and songwriting of Leslie, and the result is a sound that is sure to remind audiences that true bluegrass is more alive than ever.