Superfan Records has announced that July 24 will be the release date for a new album from North Carolina’s Kickin Grass, who are celebrating 2012 as their 10th anniversary as a band.
It’s been a while since the band’s last record. Their most recent was in 2008, and since that time founders Jamie and Lynda Dawson and Patrick Walsh have welcomed two new members. Pattie Hopkins is now playing fiddle and adding vocals, and Hank Smith is on banjo. Jamie plays mandolin, Lynda guitar and Patrick bass.
Lynda, Kickin Grass’ primary lead vocalist, says that Walk With Me intentionally addresses large issues of life and death, hope and heartbreak. Since their last release, Walsh’s wife died from cancer, and Jamie’s brother passed suddenly. In the midst of the loss, the Dawson’s celebrated the birth of a daughter.
“These were life-altering events for all of us, both individually and as bandmates and close friends.
We felt strongly that we needed to capture and express the emotional journey we had endured through our music, especially now that we’re on the other side looking back.”
Sales and downloads will be available 7/24.
One track, Hometown, is being offered as a free download from Reverb Nation. Here’s a sample: