Lessons Of The Book – new single from Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Concurrent with the release of a new Gospel album from Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, I Can Go To Them, Pinecastle Records has also released a second single, Lessons Of The Book.

Jordan has earned the moniker, Lady of Tradition, for focusing squarely and inerrantly on traditional bluegrass music – on stage, on her recordings, at the festivals she promotes, and at her coffeeshop in North Carolina. To call it a trademark or a signature would be to minimize her commitment to the music she loves, which she likes to call True Grass.

But you don’t find Lorraine out front much in the band. She is perfectly happy to highlight the talents of her crack ensemble, in this case, Randy Graham of Bluegrass Cardinals and Quicksilver fame. Randy takes the lead vocal on Lessons Of The Book, a quartet number with full band backing which Jordan wrote about what you can learn from reading the Bible.

She says that an all-Gospel project has been something she has wanted to do for some time, and that I Can Go To Them is dedicated to some very special people.

“There is nothing in this world that is as strong as a mother’s love. Our mothers were our number one supporters in our music profession. They offered their wisdom and advice, and were always our biggest fans. Some of our mothers have gone on to a better place. We know that we can not bring them back, but someday we can go to them. All of our mothers have loved Gospel music which influenced us to put this project together.

The Carolina Road Band would like to dedicate our Gospel CD to our mothers.”

Lorraine is on mandolin with Ben Greene on banjo, Randy Graham and Allen Dry on guitar, Kevin Lamm on bass, and Matt Hooper on fiddle.

Have a listen to the new single…

The single release, Lessons Of The Book, and the full I can Go To Them album, are available now from popular download and streaming sites online. Radio programmers will find all the tracks at AirPlay Direct.

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