Ages Past is a terrific name for a bluegrass band, referencing the long line of traditional music that evolved into this sound we love. But for this group from western North Carolina, the name has an even greater significance, as the band is in its second iteration.
Randy Gallion, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, led Ages Past in the 1990s, playing original bluegrass at festivals throughout the Carolinas. Now prominent artists like Jason Burleson and Tony Williamson had worked with Randy back then. But following a twenty year hiatus, he is back with a reformed Ages Past, and a new cast of young pickers and singers playing alongside him. New music is bring recorded now, and a debut single is set for wide release next month.
Along with Randy on guitar, the band is Chad Day on banjo, Jamie Carter on bass, Savannah Reed on mandolin, and Scott Ferguson on fiddle.
Their first single is an original called Two by Two, about a lovesick man trying to drown his sorrows ordering drinks two at a time. It was written by Randy’s close friend, J.C. “Peewee” Davis, and features Josiah Nelson on fiddle as Ferguson has just recently joined the group.
Here’s a pre-release listen…
Two by Two from Ages Past will be available from popular download and streaming services on November 8. Radio programmers can get the track now via AirPlay Direct.