Mountain Fever Records has released Children Of The Mountain, the second album from Volume Five.
The band is based in the deep South, hailing from Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, and have given this entire project over to songs and stories about the good folks who live and work in mountain communities.
Adam Duke is on guitar, Patton Wages on banjo, Chris Williamson on bass, Glenn Harrell on fiddle and Jesse Daniel on mandolin. They have all spent time with nationally touring acts, and share in the lead and harmony singing in the group.
Mountain Fever has shared a couple of audio samples from Children Of The Mountain to allow readers of Bluegrass Today to get a feel for the new Volume Five sound.
Jesse Daniel wrote one that was inspired by a memory from his childhood.
“Back in Fyffe, AL where I grew up, there was a dug out coal mine across from my Grandpa’s land. I remember him saying once that coal mines have destroyed some beautiful land. He went on to say that we should never scar the land in such a way. His words inspired me to write Coal Miner’s Curse.”
Coal Miner’s Curse: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/coal_miners_curse.mp3]
They also cut Skip Ewing and D.R. Sampson’s The Gospel According To Luke…
The Gospel According To Luke: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/gospel_luke.mp3]
… and Bill Monroe’s Can’t You Hear Me Calling.
Can’t You Hear Me Calling: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/hear_me_calling.mp3]
Guests on the CD include guitarists Jake Stargel and Casey Culwell, and reso-guitarist Matthew Wingate, on one track each.
Children Of The Mountain is available wherever bluegrass music is sold.