Carrie Hassler signs with Rural Rhythm

Carrie Hassler has plenty to celebrate these days. The debut CD with her band, Hard Rain, is being produced by Mountain Heart’s Jim VanCleve, and the first single, Seven Miles From Wichita, is being distributed to radio via Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass. She has signed with Rural Rhythm Records who will release the self-titled project on September 26.

We don’t have a lot more information about Carrie or her band, but she does have several audio samples up on her web site. These are full downloads, but not of the finished track that will appear on the CD when it is released.

Her band is made up of Josh Miller on banjo, Kevin McKinnon on mandolin, Keith McKinnon on guitar, Josh Swift on resophonic guitar and Travis Anderson on bass. They are all featured on the new CD, along with guest artists (and Rural Rhythm labelmates) Jim VanCleve and Clay Jones, as well as Adam Steffey and Darrin Vincent.

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