Alan Bibey tells us that Grasstowne is hoping to have copies of their second Pinecastle project, The Other Side Of Towne, available at shows by the end of March, even though the official release date isn’t until June.
A first single, Big, Big Heartaches, is set to be shipped to radio in mid-March. It’s a driving bluegrass song featuring Stuart Duncan on fiddle.
The band produced this CD themselves, and recorded it at Scott Vestal’s Digital Underground Studio just north of Nashville.
Alan says that he did mandolin tracks at home this time around.
“I’ve built my own studio at home and this is the first project I’ve used it own. I recorded all my chop tracks at Scott’s (using my Nuemann KM-84’s) and came back home to record my leads and backups here with my pup Maggie. I’m really digging that freedom.
Scott’s great to work with, but our biggest surprise is how well our new bass player, Travis Greer, has done. In only his second recording session ever he just killed it. His ’53 Kay has some of the best bass tone I’ve ever heard.
This record’s gonna be a little more traditional, and I think it’s even stronger than the first CD!”