Taproot from Three Tall Pines

taprootThree Tall Pines, a New England-based folk and bluegrass quartet, has announced a March release for their next CD, Taproot.

This album marks something of a departure from the band, as their two prior projects focused on original music written within the group. Taproot’s six tracks include only one, with the rest of the record drawn from songs that had a major influence on them as individual artists.

Included are two pieces from Bill Monroe, With Body And Soul and Walls Of Time, the first of which is set to include triple fiddles with Darol Anger, Brittany Haas and Lauren Rioux. The Pines will also be the most recent bunch to try their hand at Raleigh & Spencer, and old time favorite that is enjoying renewed popularity.

Rounding out the CD are their take on the Gospel standard, Cryin’ HolyStonewalls, an original from guitarist Dan Bourdeau, and a version of Angel Band with a nod towards the Stanley Brothers’ arrangement.

Joe Lurgio is on mandolin, Nick DiSebastian is on bass, and Conor Smith on fiddle.

All four are excited about the release of their third studio album. And to celebrate, they are offering free downloads of select tracks from their two previous projects at Noisetrade.

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