The 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.