Mountain Fever Records is releasing the first single today from an upcoming solo album from Dave Adkins. It’s a song that Adkins wrote, called Pike County Jail.
The song, a full-throttle bluegrass take on crime and redemption, was prompted by the comments of a friend who spent some time in the Pike County Detention Center in eastern Kentucky.
Adkins’ big voice – think Chris Stapleton – serves the song well. It’s clear he’s been working on vocal control since the February release of his first and only project with Dave Adkins and Republik Steele, That’s Just the Way I Roll on Rural Rhythm Records. That band recently played its last show after Adkins decided to go in a different direction. The solo release is the first step in that new direction. Further news about his plans is expected soon.
Adkins is still putting finishing touches on the album, which features songs he wrote alone and with Edgar Loudermilk, who is finishing up a run as bass player and harmony singer with Russell Moore and IIId Tyme Out.
DJs can download the single from Airplay Direct. Fans can download it at the usual locations.