The Old Road To Jerusalem is the new CD from Eric Uglum, and his two talented stepsons, Christian and Austin Ward. It is just now released on Backcountry Records, with audio samples available online. Eric plays the guitar and mandolin, Austin bass, Christian fiddle, and Ron Block guests on banjo.
Christian and Austin play with Chris Stuart & Backcountry, though both are still in their teens. Stuart contributed two songs to The Old Road To Jerusalem, and Backcountry banjo picker Janet Beazely co-produced the project with Uglum.
Eric operates a recording studio, New Wine Sound, in California and is a respected bluegrass player, producer and singer. His debut solo release, Shenandoah Wind, was released in 2004. Featured artists on the CD include Alison Krauss, Ron Block, Stuart Duncan and Rob Ickes.
There are no audio samples for Shenandoah Wind on Eric’s site, but they are available in the iTunes Music Store.
You can also find audio from The Old Road To Jerusalem on Eric’s MySpace page.