THE FARM HANDS
RECORD LABEL:Pinecastle Records
Over the years, The Farm Hands have grown to become one of bluegrass music’s most awarded bands. The critically-acclaimed group has recently expanded their sound by adding additional members, transitioning from a quartet to a five-piece ensemble. With these changes, the critically-acclaimed band is showcasing a brand new side, which is on full display on the brand new record, 4.0.
The new album 4.0 includes 13 new recordings, which all center around the group’s long history of delivering relatable, story-driven songs. They include a combination of tracks that hit the highest of highs, and the most heartbreaking lows by incorporating many different Americana, and even gospel influences.That inspiration is on full display in the band’s brand new single, “Circle of Wood.” Written by Mike Waddle, the track revolves around the legendary Grand Ole Opry. The circle of wood is one of the most prestigious and long-standing artifacts of American roots, country and bluegrass music history. Singing lead on the new single is original Farm Hands founder Tim Graves.
Joining Graves on the album are new band members Kimberly Bibb (fiddle), Bryan Graves (bass), Kelsey Crews (banjo) and David Mansfield III (guitar). The record also features a classic Ray Price tune, in the form of lead single “Pride.” Also included on 4.0 is original material like “Green River Ferry Boat” written by Crews, who also sings lead. No Farm Hands album would be complete without Gospel recordings. Some of the standout cuts include “He’s My Rock and My Salvation” written by Bibb, with the project concluding with the must-hear anthem “I Wanted to be Saved,” penned by Tedd Graves.
About the focus track, “This World of Mine” | “This World of Mine” by The Farm Hands is quintessential bluegrass, created by one of the genre’s true-to-roots outfits. Expressing the blues of a love hopeful, and love lost, this medium-tempo slow-swing features perfect vocal-rasp, combined with tasteful dobro and fiddle solos. Best known (and awarded) as a staple Gospel-grass band, The Farm Hands prove that they can bring it with the best, but that’s no surprise considering the pedigree that comprise this genre-defining group.
KEY SELLING POINTS
- The Farm Hands won Best Gospel Bluegrass Group at the 2019-20 Bluegrass Music Awards
- Since 2010, The Farm Hands have amassed 70+ awards and multiple bluegrass charting songs