Bartley Brothers Hit The Road

Rural Rhythm Records has announced August 24 as the release date for the debut album from The Bartley Brothers, Hit The Road. The record will feature 8 new songs by guitarist Rick Bartley, whose material you have heard on recent projects from Junior Sisk and J.D. Crowe & the New South.

Brother Shayne is on mandolin, Josh Hymer on banjo and Jayd Raines on bass. All four band members sing and their sound is hard hitting and traditional.

The title track has been out as a single to bluegrass radio since April, so you may have already heard it over the airwaves. If not, here’s just a taste.

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Pre-orders are available now from Amazon.

UPDATE 8:45 a.m. – The Bartley Brothers have just announced that they are holding auditions for a bass player and tenor vocalist. To be considered, the band asks that you contact them by email (, or phone (859-321-9874).

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.