The band is an effort from noted Rocky Mountain fiddler and fiddle instructor, Annie Savage, who is also the lead singer for the group. She is supported by Nancy Steinberger, also on fiddle and vocals, Kit Simon on guitar and reso-guitar, Kevin Slick on guitar and mandolin, and Keith Summers on bass.
The first track released to radio is their version of Age, a Jim Croce song from the late ’60s that was introduced to bluegrass by Tony Rice in 1984 on the Bluegrass Album Band, Vol 4. Savage says it has special meaning to her.
“It is a song that speaks to me in the many roles I play in this life. I am a mother, a teacher, a performer — these are roles that have seasons. Seasons of fruition, of sacrifice and of returning to recover what you thought you’d left behind. It’s a song that speaks to the attachments we have in life, the things that are fleeting, and those priorities that change with the seasons.”
The band has released this image video to share their cut, featuring their distinctive twin fiddle sound, with bluegrass fans worldwide.
Playing It Forward is available now wherever bluegrass music is sold. Radio programmers can download the single from Airplay Direct.