Hammertowne Releases, You Can Learn A Lot From A Song,
You Can Learn A Lot From A Song is the group’s fifth album on Mountain Fever Records. The new project includes Dave Carroll on guitar and vocals; Chaston Carroll on mandolin and vocals; Bryan Russell on bass and vocals; Scott Tackett on vocals; Dale Thomas on banjo; and special guest Ron Stewart on fiddle.
Stream or buy the album here.
You Can Learn A Lot From A Song is our fifth project since forming in 2012. The title really sums up our approach from day one. We’ve always made it about the music, the genesis of which is the songs themselves. The songs on this project cover a pretty broad spectrum of subjects that everyone experiences through their journey, some of which are brought from an interesting perspective. We feel this project genuinely reflects who we are as a band, because after all, you really can learn a lot from a song – Dave Carroll.
The ten-track album includes three previously released singles, including the title track written by Dave Carroll, that Bluegrass Today calls “an easygoing number about the power of words and music when they are coupled together as a song.” Other singles include impressive tracks like “I’ll Blame it on the Rain” written by David Coriell and Mark “Brink” Brinkman, along with their most recent single, “Next to Nothing,” written by Russell D. Johnson.
I’m Going Home to Tennessee, composed by the late Bill Castle, is another stand-out track. Bill had a profound impact on so many people in this business, We are certainly no exception, both personally and professionally. Bill lived his songs. They represented who he was, who we are. He wrote songs the way songs should be written. Simple, yet deep and thoughtful, that told a story. There will never be another Bill Castle. May you rest in eternal peace my friend – Dave Carroll.
You Can Learn A Lot From A Song also includes Take That written by Bryan Russell, Life’s Highway by Richard C. Leigh and Roger A Murrah, These Old Boots by Aaron Richards, Mostly You by Evan Maynard, and the hopeful I’m Going Sailing by Christopher G. Issacs. Hammertowne’s vocal blend shines on the classic bluegrass song, Can’t You Hear Jerusalem Moan.
Mountain Fever Records invites you to explore Hammertowne’s album catalog, which includes their self-titled project Hammertowne, followed by Pictures, Highways and Heartaches and Hillbilly Heroes.
Ten years and five records. I don’t imagine any of us even considered the possibility when we released our debut project for Mountain Fever in April 2013. We’ve never really been much on a long-term plan. We have always focused pretty much on making the next set of music as good as possible. We’ve enjoyed tremendous grassroots support through the years from folks who, like us, seem to focus on the music and the entertainment value it holds – Dave Carroll.
For more information and to keep up with band news and tour updates, visit Hammertowne’s website.