Bluegrass; Pinecastle Records — STREAM / BUY album
The wait is finally over as rising bluegrass group Lindley Creek releases their highly-anticipated debut album Freedom, Love, & the Open Road. The Jim VanCleve produced record includes 11 new recordings, each highlighting the band’s unique sound, which is heavily inspired by their roots in the scenic Missouri Ozarks.
Following the release of their debut national single “I Gotta Go” earlier this spring, Lindley Creek has quickly become one of the fastest rising acts in the genre. To date, the Ashby Frank-written hit has struck a chord with music enthusiasts, peaking at No. 2 on the main Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. The publication praised the band saying to “Look for big things from this bunch.” The second taste from the record came in the form of the softer second release “The Mockingbird’s Voice,” which premiered on The Bluegrass Situation. To celebrate the new project, the band just unveiled a brand new behind-the-scenes video on Vents Magazine highlighting the entire album process (watch below).
The band’s free-spirit and unique sound are on full display throughout the record—featuring a combination of roots music and gospel influences—Lindley Creek’s one-of-a-kind style is highlighted on all 11 recordings. But, there is a rare level of maturity, emotional depth, production value, and artistic integrity achieved on this debut recording. Due in part to the inclusion of several songs penned by Songwriting Hall of Famers such as Pat Alger, Mike Reid, and Tony Arata (to name but a few), the caliber of artistry is truly top notch.
While Lindley Creek is somewhat new to the national bluegrass scene, they’ve already been touring for years, creating a loyal fanbase. Hailing from the Ozark Mountains and the prairie lands of Missouri, Lindley Creek is made up of daughter Katie Greer on mandolin, songwriting and lead vocals; son Jase Greer on fiddle, songwriting and vocals; mother Kathie Greer on guitar, songwriting and vocals and father John Greer on bass.
With the full record officially released, the band looks to continue building upon their momentum. Freedom, Love, & the Open Road also hasn’t wasted any time hitting the charts as well, with the record currently sitting at No. 12 on the Roots Music Report ‘Contemporary Bluegrass Album Chart’ even prior to its official release. Fans can keep up with all things Lindley Creek by visiting their official website lindleycreek.com.
Freedom, Love, & the Open Road track listing:
1. I Gotta Go
2. The Mockingbird’s Voice
3. Right Back Where I Started
4. Words Last Forever
5. Four Men Walkin’ Around
6. Home To You
7. I’m Gonna Take That Mountain
8. Old Soul
9. Forever Young
11. Sunshine Song