If a band chooses the name Gentlemen of Bluegrass, they had better be prepared for comparisons to legendary The Country Gentlemen, whose name theirs undoubtedly calls to mind. And how many want to invite that comparison?
Well these boys from Carolina feel up to the task, and Pinecastle Records has signed them with plans to release their Carolina Memories CD this Summer. All five members have a wealth of bluegrass experience, and Ethan Burkhart with Pinecastle says that it is the band’s ability to recollect the sounds of prior masters that drew them to the label’s attention.
“We are delighted to have ‘the Gents’ as part of the Pinecastle Family. We think their close harmonies and Waller/Duffey influenced vocals provide a sound that is in keeping with the traditions of The Classic Country Gentlemen and Seldom Scene, and are a prefect compliment to the music in our catalog.”
The band consists of Danny Stanley on guitar and lead vocals, Randy Smith on banjo, Greg Penny on bass, Julian Rowland on mandolin, and Tom Langdon on reso-guitar.
Danny says that he and the rest of the guys are pumped about the new CD.
“We are thrilled to join Pinecastle Records and share some of our favorite music with our fans. “Thanks so much to all of our fans, our producer, Lorraine Jordan, and our publicity team at Make Welcome Entertainment. All of these people are helping our music reach more people, which is the dream of all performers.”
A debut single is set for a March release, with the full CD to follow in June.