New Gospel Single from Steve Harris

sundownThe first single and title cut on Steve Harris’ solo Gospel project is being released today on Orange Blossom Records.

Sundown, written by Mosie Lister, is a song Harris grew up with, and the familiarity shows. He sings with confidence and control. The picking is pretty cool, too. Then again, that shouldn’t be surprising. Harris is joined on the single and the forthcoming album by an all-star cast, including Marshall Wilborn on bass, Emory Lester on mandolin, Jon Glik on fiddle, Gaven Largent on resophonic guitar and, on some cuts, Chris Sexton on piano. Harris adds guitar and banjo tracks.

Harris has fond memories of the song:

“Sundown is a … tune that my dad played in our home when I was a young lad. The Chuck Wagon Gang had a vinyl recording of it out at the time, and he would play it on our Sears and Roebuck floor-model stereo, all the while belting out a heartfelt (woefully out of tune) accompaniment.”

DJs can download the single from Airplay Direct.

April will be a busy month for the West Virginia musician. In addition to the upcoming release of the full Gospel album, he’ll be in the studio with his band, Circa Blue, working on a bluegrass CD due out later in the year.

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David Morris

David Morris, an award-winning songwriter and journalist, has written for Bluegrass Today since its inception. He joined its predecessor, The Bluegrass Blog, in 2010. His 40-year career in journalism included more than 13 years with The Associated Press, a stint as chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, and several top editing jobs in Washington, D.C. He is a life member of IBMA and the DC Bluegrass Union. He and co-writers won the bluegrass category in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in 2015.