By Paul Kavanaugh
Prepare to get wowed!
This is a heck of a story. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the now universally renowned Bristol Sessions, a Jubilee album has been created using artists from NE Tennessee and SW Virginia. About a year ago calls went out for submissions of new, original, unreleased songs. Whether through a submission or an open audition, 50 artists contributed 65 songs. Only 12 were selected for this first release. Even Dolly Parton had to submit a tune with no guarantee it would make the final cut – it did!
Friday night at the Brewery there will be a public listening party for this album. It is also a songwriter’s showcase featuring Jamen Denton, Logan Fritz and Adam Bolt. It promises to be an evening filled with great entertainment, and there is no cover charge. The public is invited to come enjoy the music from the album as well as additional delights from the songwriters.
I had the privilege of attending a preview Thursday night at the Brewery. I can honestly say that I was blown away by the type and quality of the recordings – as was everyone else in attendance. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. There will be some limited-edition albums available during the event, records that are sure to become collector items.
Check out the list of the 12 performers on this new and original release:
- Isaac and Laura Mainer
- Carson Peters and Iron Mountain
- Julie Williams featuring The Fiddle Scene
- Dolly Parton
- Mary Munsey
- Richie Owens & The Farm Bureau
- Bone Feather
- Virginia Ground featuring Dave Eggar
- Tuatha Dea
- Moose Roberts and th’ MonkeePaws
- Fritz & Co.
- 49 Winchester
What a lineup! I told you to prepare to get wowed. See you there.