Guitarist and vocalist, Audie Blaylock (former member of Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys and more recently Rhonda Vincent & The Rage), has signed with Lonesome Day Records to record and release the debut CD for Blaylock and his band, Redline.
Joining Audie in Redline is another Jimmy Martin alumnus, Chris Warner, on banjo along with Bobby Davis on bass, Stephen Mougin on mandolin, and young fiddle prodigy Patrick McAvinue. Could the band name be a reference to the hard shell cases used by the Gibson company in the 1930s, which feature a thin, red “pinstripe” along the outer edge of the case, and are generally described as “red line” cases? Or perhaps more a reference to pushing the limits, a la “redlining” the tachometer on a hot rod – as a look at the graphcs on their web site suggests? In either event, congratulations to Audie and the boys for coming up with a fine new bluegrass band name.
When we asked Audie for his reaction to this new partnership with Lonesome Day, he had this to say:
“We are very excited about our upcoming album on Lonesome Day Records. Randall Deaton and his team have done an amazing job of becoming a major label in the bluegrass industry in such a short amount of time. This is evidenced by their newest releases from Randy Kohrs, Lou Reid, Blue Moon Rising and more. We are proud to be associated with them.”
This first as-yet untitled Audie Blaylock & Redline CD on Lonesome Day Records is already being recorded, and a release date is being projected in early 2006.