Jeff Scroggins and Colorado have released a single, Sometimes Dig For Taters, from their upcoming album, Ramblin’ Feels Good, due later this month.
The band consists of Colorado banjoist Scroggins, his son Tristan on mandolin, Greg Blake on guitar, Ellie Hakanson on fiddle, and Isaac Calendar on bass. Together they’ve managed to mix the more modern edge that predominates in western grass with the the traditional vibe that southeastern pickers prefer. Part of that is accomplished by incorporating Blake, West Virginia raised, into the group as lead singer.
Their new single is a bluesy song with an old timey twist from Seattle songwriter David Keenan about how important – and inevitable – variety and unexpected circumstances are in life. Blake sings it with power and authority and it should be a fine introduction for the next CD to bluegrass radio.
Ramblin’ Feels Good was recorded in Nashville with help from master session players Andy Leftwich on fiddle, Mark Schatz on bass, and Don Rigsby on tenor vocals. It is scheduled for release on July 22.
Radio programmers who have not received the track are encouraged to contact Devon Leger at Hearth Music to get a copy for airplay.