New Live Album from Balsam Range

Balsam NationMountain Home Music has announced the release, yesterday, of a live album by Balsam Range, Live at the Altamont.

It was recorded on January 18th and 19th at Asheville, North Carolina’s premiere listening venue, the historic Altamont Theatre, in Ashville. It includes these requested favorites and previously unrecorded songs: Burning Georgia Down/EMD, Last Train to Kittyhawk, Jaxon Point, It Takes One to Know One, Julie’s Train, Place No Wreath On My Door, Don’t Mess Around with Jim, Caney Fork River, Summertime, Blue Mountain and Ruby. 

Bass player Tim Surrett had this to say of the CD …..

“People have been asking for a live recording practically since we started this band. We love the interaction with the audience. It’s the best part of playing music. We hope that comes across in this recording.”

The live recording is free with your Balsam Nation Membership, and will not be released to radio or for sale. Here’s a tease from YouTube, where the full video will not be posted.


Balsam Nation membership costs $47.00 for one year. Introduced in May last year, membership in Balsam Nation entitles members to a number of benefits including a copy of the band’s latest CD Papertown; an additional song per month for 1 year; a live recording; A Pick With the Band version of Papertown; a download of their new music video, and the new mobile App. But that’s not all.

Full details about membership can be found online.

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