Mercy of a Train from Lori King & Junction 63

Iowa’s Lori King & Junction 63 have a new single set to hit next week, the third from their upcoming EP, Straight from the Heartland.

This time it’s one from Becky Buller and Bill Whyte called Mercy of a Train, with a new twist on the leaving song from a female perspective. The singer is trying to get on a fast train out of town before her trouble of a man arrives to stop her. Will she make it? Listen and see.

Lori says that she, and her husband, Joe, who form the nucleus of the band, are excited about this EP, which they hope will help them emerge from a midwestern headliner to the national stage.

“This new album is a wonderful representation of how our music continues to evolve. It features some of our favorite bluegrass singers and musicians, including Darin & Brooke Aldridge, who add an additional layer.

Getting to record at The Shop Studio with Darin producing, playing mandolin, singing harmonies, and Van Atkins engineering, mixed with Sammy Shelor’s amazing drive on the banjo, and Samantha Snyder sawing on the fiddle ,was a dream come true!

Straight from the Heartland pours our Midwestern heart into traditional music with a more contemporary twist and I couldn’t be happier with the result in this new recording.”

Lori is on bass, and Joe guitar, along with their superpicker studio pals. Have a listen…

Mercy of a Train will be available February 3 from popular download and streaming services online. Radio programmers can get the track now via AirPlay Direct.

Share this:

About the Author

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.