Grasstowne is Kickin’ Up Dust

In the midst of the IBMA craziness, we neglected to mention the new single from Grasstowne, Kickin’ Up Dust. It was released on October 5, and delivered to radio on the latest Rural Rhythm sampler CD.

The song came from Wes Golding, celebrated songwriter and founding member of seminal ’70s grassers Boone Creek. Grasstowne mandolinist Alan Bibey tells us that he has been wanting to record it for some time.

“Wes brought me this song at Denton in 2000 to include on my solo project [In The Blue Room]. He told me he thought it was the best thing he’d written since One Way Track, and that’s saying a LOT, as far as I’m concerned anyway. I really wanted to include on the project but it didn’t work out so 10 years later here it is!

Wes is a great friend and one of the best songwriters ever I think. I appreciate his patience and not giving this tune to someone else. This will be the title cut of our new album, to be released in late February or early March of 2011.”

Kickin’ Up Dust: []

This is the first recording from the latest edition of the band. Founders Steve Gulley is on guitar, with Bibey on mandolin; the two share lead vocal duties. New members Justin Jenkins is playing banjo, Kameron Keller is on bass, and Adam Haynes is on fiddle.

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