Alan Bibey checked in this morning from Grasstowne’s ongoing tour of California. They have been on the west coast since last week, and have another week yet before heading back east.
Their new CD, Kickin’ Up Dust, is due from Rural Rhythm on March 22 and you would expect that Al would be be kickin’ up some dust of his own while they are touring.
But he tells us that he is at less than full strength after a sports injury back home before they left.
“I broke my right foot playing in a basketball league in Myrtle Beach – completely broke the third metatarsal bone. I’ll be wearing a boot for 5 weeks and probably won’t be able to play ball again for about 3 months.
But it wasn’t all bad… I scored 18 points that night and we won! I played the whole last quarter with it broken. What an idiot!
It hurts like heck on stage if I put any weight on it. My foot swells up like a football and throbs right in time with the music!”
Al also sent along a couple of samples from the new CD. This first is one he wrote, Run, sung by Steve Gulley and showcasing their new banjo man Justin Jenkins on the kickoff.
Here is a new mandolin instrumental Alan wrote.
Up In The Wheelhouse: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/Up_In_The_Wheelhouse001.mp3]
Left coasters can catch Grasstowne later this week at:
- March 3: New Castle, CA – Constable Jacks
- March 4-6: Lake Havasu City, AZ – Bluegrass On The Beach
Look for Kickin’ Up Dust wherever bluegrass music is sold on March 22.