Mountain Fever has dropped a new single from Hammertowne. It’s real Kentucky bluegrass, written and recorded in the bluegrass state.
A new song by guitarist and vocalist David Carroll, who has written a great many songs for Hammertowne and other artists in our music, it’s one he says cuts deep as it comes from a tragedy in his personal life.
“On my late mother’s 91st birthday, my three children, a couple of grandkids, and I went and spent the day with her. It was the best time, and thankfully we took a lot of cellphone pics on that day. Less than four months later we lost my mom in a tragic house fire. Losing your mom, especially like that, was horrible enough, but I also lost nearly everything from my childhood, especially most of our family pictures. I had posted the pictures we took of her birthday on Facebook a day or two after we took them, and on the anniversary of that date, they appeared in my Facebook memories. Lots of folks commented, knowing the story, to which I responded off the cuff “Yea, those pictures mean a whole lot more these days.”
I instantly knew it would be a song. It’s probably my personal favorite of anything I’ve ever written. It’s very personal – to say the least.”
Hammertowne is Dale Thomas on banjo, Scott Tackett on guitar, Chaston Carroll on mandolin, and Bryan Russell on bass, along with Carroll.