New Nothin’ Fancy project nearing completion

The next Pinecastle release for Nothin’ Fancy is coming along nicely, according to mandolinist and vocalist, Mike Andes. Mike reports that they tracked the last song for this as yet unnamed project just after New Years at Flat 5 Press & Recording, with mixing underway. The as-yet unnamed project was produced by David Parmley for Pinecastle Records, and engineered by Tom Ohmsen.

Mike mentioned that they had a photographer with them during the final tracking session, and studio photos can be viewed online.

Three of the twelve tracks for the new project were penned by Andes: How Can I Lose, I Can’t Say Hello and Ghost Dance. Tom T. Hall contributed one new song and the band also selected a number of “bluegrass classics” for their Nothin’ Fancy treatment. George Jones’ Walk Through This World With Me (also recorded by Seldom Scene) and The Country Gentlemen’s Two Little Boys are featured, along with their versions of Jim & Jesse’s I Wish You Knew and the gospel favorite, Nearer My God To Thee.

This time out, the guys in the band recorded all the tracks without guest artists, so Nothin’ Fancy fans can expect to hear the same band sound they hear from the stage.

The band has also recently engaged the services of a publicist, East Public Relations.

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