The West Virginia songbird has until Feb. 25 to raise $15,000. She promises the untitled project “won’t be as much a fence-straddler” as her first release, 2009’s Hurricane. “It’ll be more bluegrass,” Stacy said, adding that she wants a record that more closely resembles her stage show.
As part of that move, the new one will feature her fellow bandmates. Don Rigsby will produce.
Songs from Hurricane enjoyed some success in Europe, but didn’t catch on in a big way here. Still, she said, the experience of being produced by Ronnie Cochran and working with an all-star cast – including Rob Ickes, Ron Block, Aubrey Haynie, Daley and Vincent – “makes it much less intimidating to go back in” to the studio.
Like Hurricane, Stacy is writing much of the material for the new project. But she’ll again include one song penned by her father, Alan “Cathead” Johnston, whose songs have been recorded by Del McCoury and other top bluegrass acts.
Read about our first encounter with Stacy in 2010 here.