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BLUEGRASS AT THE CROSSROADS

“Not That Far Along”

RECORD LABEL:
Mountain Home Music Company

RELEASE DATE:
05/28/2021

UPC:
783895205353

GENRE:
Bluegrass

LOCATION:
Asheville, NC

DESCRIPTION:

The latest single from Mountain Home Music Company’s unique collaborative project, Bluegrass at the Crossroads, features a new grouping of musicians spanning the range from traditional-flavored bluegrass to today’s jamgrass. For their first outing in the series, Chris Davis (The Grascals) takes the vocal lead on “Not That Far Along,” a melancholy confession of heartache that gets sympathetic backing from fellow Mountain Home artists Gina Furtado (banjo) and Andy Leftwich (fiddle), Travelin’ McCourys guitarist Cody Kilby and bassist/vocalist Sav Sankaran (of Mountain Home’s Unspoken Tradition), with series producer Jon Weisberger contributing an additional harmony vocal.

With Furtado’s mellow, old-time-flavored banjo introduction, “Not That Far Along” quickly establishes an easy, flowing groove that almost belies the song’s sad confession. Punctuated by nuanced, soulful solos from Kilby, Leftwich, and Davis himself on mandolin, the depiction of a narrator whose clear-eyed understanding of his responsibility for a relationship’s failure doesn’t free him from pain hits the emotional mark, culminating in the chorus’s devastating close:

I thought that I was through with hurting, once again you proved me wrong
I thought that I’d be strong by now, but I’m just not that far along

“I love a good heart break song—a tale of romance gone wrong and love that’s been deceived,” Davis says. “When paired with a beautiful melody, you come up with ‘Not That Far Along,’ written by two of my favorite writers, Craig Market and Jon Weisberger.”

“It’s such a thrill to be able to bring together these outstanding musicians, most of whom had never played with one another before in any setting,” notes Weisberger. “I think that the combination of these various backgrounds—and the mutual enjoyment everyone found in one another’s contributions made for some great, exciting music, and really shows how bluegrass continues to be one of the best musical meeting grounds to be found just about anywhere.”

KEY SELLING POINTS

  • Featuring a mixture of legendary musicians and artists, and up-and-coming rising stars, Bluegrass at the Crossroads combines the best of the Mountain Home Music Company and Organic Records label rosters, staff, songwriters, and producers
  • Releases showcase a mixture of genre-bending flavors where the worlds of bluegrass, Americana, roots, acoustic, and country music collide

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