Cherryholmes in the studio

Cherryholmes is starting the new year working on a new CD for Skaggs Family Records.

Banjo player Cia Cherryholmes tells us that they will get started in the studio this week, working once again with Ben Isaacs producing.

“It’s looking like it’s going to be an all original album this time. Most of the band has contributed material. This one will feature Molly a little more front and center with vocals and instrumentation, so we’re pleased about that.”

Molly, the youngest of the traveling family band, has had the benefit of her older brothers and sister’s example, and she strikes me as poised to make a serious contribution to the band. Her dark, almost smoky voice is a perfect counterpoint to Cia’s clear, polished sound.

It’s been a real treat watching these talented young musicians develop their individual artistic personalities, while the band sound evolves at the same time. Most heartening is how they support and encourage each other, difficult among any group of siblings, but perhaps even more so when they battle for stage time.

Cia has promised to keep us updated as they record, and will try to send some photos from the studio as well. Can’t wait to hear this one.

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