A Richard Bennett tasting

Richard BennettIn advance of its May 27 release, Lonesome Day Records has offered a taste of the music from In The Wind Somewhere by Richard Bennett to our readers at Bluegrass Today.

After several years off the road, working at a variety show in Pigeon Forge, TN, Richard is preparing to concentrate on his own solo career again, and what better way to do so that a new Richard Bennett project. He served a memorable stint with J.D. Crowe & the New South, handling lead vocal and guitar on their 1994 Flashback recording.

Joining him on In The Wind Somewhere are Adam Steffey on mandolin, Mark Schatz on bass, Ron Stewart on fiddle. Bennett handles lead vocals and guitar, with harmony singing from Shawn Lane.

Randall Deaton, President of Lonesome Day, offers high praise for this project, and shared a detail about how the tracks went down.

“I think this is Richard’s strongest work of his career. And it was recorded in an old fashioned way where all four of the musicians sat in the same room with no headphones and just played music. Each take had to be just right because there was no going back and fixing.”

Here are a pair of samples, starting with the title track, a Bennett original.

And on Bonnie, we get another telling of the Bonnie & Clyde legend from Ronnie King and Danny Barnes.

Look for In The Wind Somewhere May 27.

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