Rich In Tradition team up with Mountain Roads

Rich In TraditionMountain Roads Recordings has announced the signing of Rich In Tradition, a quintet from the Galax, Virginia/Mt Airy, North Carolina, region. The group has already made its mark by providing the backbone in the studio for the recording of the tracks for the latest album from Mountain Roads Recordings, Born Into Bluegrass, the Songs of Cullen Galyean (released October 1).

Rich In Tradition – Jay Adams (banjo and vocals), Mickey Galyean (guitar and vocals), Brad Hiatt (acoustic bass and vocals), Greg Jones (mandolin and vocals) and Tim Martin (fiddle) – combines a century of rich bluegrass and gospel music experience, providing precision picking, great harmonies and a professional presentation.

Individually, the members all have a strong grounding in the music of the area, starting young, learning from the masters and honing their skills in a variety of groups before coming together as a band.

Rich in Tradition has taken 1st place in four out of five fiddler’s conventions that they entered in their first year, including 1st place bluegrass band at the Galax Fiddlers Convention.

Mountain Roads Recordings’ Karl Cooler says…

“Rich In Tradition members are a versatile group with each individual able to play many instruments and perform a variety of vocal parts. Their sound is unique and readily identifiable. Whether they are performing old standards or original songs, their audiences are always wanting more. We are so are happy that we are finally able to have them on-board with us.”

The band’s first release under the Mountain Roads Recordings’ banner is planned for middle of next year.

Visit the band’s MySpace page to listen to some their music.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.