Eric Uglum joins Backcountry

Eric Uglum joins Chris Stuart and BackcountryI suppose it was only a matter of time…

Eric Uglum’s two mega-talented stepsons, Christian and Austin Ward, became members of Chris Stuart & Backcountry a few months back. Just recently, Chris’ Backcountry label released a new CD from Eric and his young wards, and now comes the announcement that Eric is the newest member of Backcountry.

Eric will be featured on both lead guitar and mandolin, and joins Christian Ward on fiddle, Austin Ward on bass, Janet Beazley on banjo, and bandleader (and chief songsmith) Chris Stuart on guitar.

Uglum had previously performed with Weary Hearts, Copperline and Lost Highway, and operates New Wine Studio in Hesperia, CA where all of the Backcountry releases have been recorded.

You can find the band’s schedule on their web site.

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  • As a an occasional guest member of Backcountry, let me say that this a great addition. Eric’s stepsons and Janet already rock in the band and Eric only serves to bring a new level of depth to the sound. Chris is an amazing writer and this band deserves all the greatness they can muster…
    Congrats and cheers, Megan