Sam Passamano, President of Rural Rhythm Records, is delighted to welcome them to the label.
“I have been a big fan of Russell Moore’s singing for years. He and IIIrd Tyme Out have created some of my favorite music over the years, so you can imagine how thrilled I am to be a part of this new chapter for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. It’s been 5 years since their last full studio album release, The Best Durn Ride, and we can’t wait to share with everyone their powerful new studio album. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship together.”
In additional to founder Moore on guitar and lead vocals, the album will feature current members Steve Dilling on banjo, Wayne Benson on mandolin, Justen Haynes on fiddle, and Edgar Loudermilk on bass.
Russell shared a few words about the nearly completed project…
“We’ve been in the studio and the tracks are sounding GREAT! We’ve still got a couple of days of recording before we get to the mixing stage, but it’s going very smoothly at this point.
The band is producing the recording ourselves and we may, or may not, have guest artists; we’ll decide that for sure at a later date. More than half are original songs – many from within the band – as well as a few covers. Some of the writers include me, Wayne Benson, Bill Castle, Dee Gaskin, Becky Buller, Kim Fox and Ray Edwards.”
A new 3TO album will be great news for the band’s many fans, among whom I count myself.