The debut, self-titled CD from Flatt Lonesome isn’t due until January 29 on Pisgah Ridge Records, but folks curious about this much-hyped young band can hear the entire album this morning on Track By Track with Kyle Cantrell on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction.
Since winning the 2012 SPBGMA Band Competition in February 2012, the six-piece group has moved to Nashville, weathered a couple of personnel changes, recorded this CD, and witnessed a wedding between their mandolin and banjo players.
Sibling harmony is at the core of the band sound, with Charli Robertson on fiddle, sister Kelsi on mandolin and brother Buddy on guitar. They played together as teens with their parents in north Florida, and are joined now by Dominic Illingworth on bass, Michael Stockton on reso-guitar, and Paul Harrigill on banjo.
Flatt Lonesome has a crisp, contemporary sound set off by the Robertsons’ lead and trio vocals, with strong support from the rest of the band. They’ve chosen a mix of country and bluegrass favorites, with band originals, for the CD.
Samples of all the tracks can be heard on the Crossroads Music web site, and the full album will be played during Bluegrass Junction at 11:00 a.m. (EST). SiriusXM subscribers can access the show on channel 61.
Should you miss the show on Wednesday, you can catch rebroadcasts later this week (all times eastern).
- Thursday (1/24): 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday (1/26) 8:00 a.m.
- Sunday (1/27) 11:00 a.m.
More details about the band can be found online.
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