Hard Road – Only So Fast

Steve Smith and Hard Road - Only So FastWe just received a copy of the new CD from Steve Smith and Hard Road, Only So Fast.

I’ve known Steve since we were both young students of bluegrass music in eastern Virginia back in the late 1970s, and have followed his music since we parted ways with his move to New Mexico in the mid ’80s. He has made quite a name for himself as a mandolinist, guitarist, singer and songwriter, as a solo artist, with Hard Road and now as a member of The Alan Munde Gazette.

This time out, Steve’s own compositions are mixed with compositions (and co-writes) from band mates Chris Sanders (vocals), Elijah Copeland (bass) and Wayne Shrubsall (banjo).

Other members of Hard Road include Bob Hull on guitar and Nate Lee on fiddle with Smith on mandolin, guitar and vocals.

Audio samples from Only So Fast can be found on CD Baby.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.