Reissue track from The Boys From Indiana

The Boys From IndianaTom Feller has released a video that demonstrates what he has been up to much of the past year or so.

He’s spent a good many hours going through both audio and film files from the hey day of the legendary Boys From Indiana with an eye towards making it available to the public. Much of this is material that hasn’t been seen since the late 1970s and ’80s, if at all.

A Boys From Indiana Museum web site is in the works, which Feller plans to utilize to make photos, music, and video available to fans both old and new. Tom’s uncle, Aubrey Holt, was a founding member of the band and he and the other founding members have retained an exhaustive collection of material from their many years on the road.

To help publicize this project, Tom is giving away a free download in exchange for your name and email address. It’s a remixed/remastered BFI track from their 1980 Show Me My Home album entitled, Back To The Country, written by Aubrey Holt.

Feller has obtained the original studio multitrack tapes, and permission to create a newly mixed version in digital form. Personnel include Aubrey Holt on guitar, Jerry Holt on bass, Harley Gabbard on reso-guitar, Tom Holt on mandolin, Paul Mullins on fiddle, and Rodney Case on banjo.

Here is the reworked audio set against home movies for the 1980s.


Feller said that while working on the audio, he marveled at the consistent quality of the singing.

The Boys From Indiana“The most amazing part about this song, to me, is the singing. The vocals are outstanding and absolutely no autotune was used in the remix…it simply didn’t need it. I wanted to showcase this song as an ispiration to new artists which should illustrate that back in the day, the old-school way was to just get it right during the recording process and you can hear the results that stand the test of time. This song is nearly 36 years old and sounds like it was recorded yesterday.”

To get your free download copy of the track, just visit the Boys From Indiana site online. It is not available anywhere else.

Feller also tells us that he has scheduled a video interview with “The Boys,” to be hosted by Daniel Mullins, grandson of BFI fiddler Paul “Moon” Mullins. With Aubrey’s health on the mend at last, they are even talking about the possibility of recording again with the remaining members.

Can’t wait to hear more about that.

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