Tim Shelton taking a new direction

During last weekend’s Pickin’ In The Panhandle festival in West Virginia, we spoke with NewFound Road front man Tim Shelton about his next recording project.

As Tim tells it, the record will find him stepping outside the bluegrass realm, exploring another side of his artistry. The pair of tracks he played for me were terrific, more in the Alison Krauss than NFR mode, showcasing Shelton’s soulful voice in a largely acoustic setting with piano and percussion.


With NewFound Road continuing on through at least 2013, Shelton will be looking for some new members as the Booher brothers have announced that they are moving on. Both bass man Jamey, and mandolinist Joe (who has just become engaged), will be coming off the road at the end of this year.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.