Right here’s an early Christmas current for the entire bluegrass group – a brand new album from Tim Stafford.
Entitled Tunes & Ballads, it incorporates 16 songs and tunes Tim has written, all recorded in small ensembles or solo, together with 10 instrumentals and seven vocals, with a canopy of Sunny, a pop/soul hit for Bobby Hebb in 1963. This one is about for launch on December 16, and pre-orders is not going to solely ship without cost, they may even obtain a free copy of Tim’s 2004 album, Limitless Line, despatched in time for Christmas.
Nowadays most folk consider Tim as a member of supergroup Blue Freeway, however this may mark the fourth solo mission below his personal title. That’s on prime of his two songwriter data with the late Steve Gulley, and one with Bobby Starnes. And don’t neglect his memorable, although temporary, time with Alison Krauss & Union Station, showing on the Each Time You Say Goodbye album.
Tim provided this pattern from Tunes & Ballads, a music known as Wild West, which is Tim’s telling of the historical past of “Buffalo Invoice” Cody, who turned a hero of the wild west much less by his precise deeds, which had been many, however due to glowing profiles that had been written about him within the cities again east. That led to a profession in leisure that outlined the legend that historical past remembers of Cody.
Stafford described the music thusly…
“It’s the story of ‘Buffalo Invoice’ Cody (1846-1917) and his Wild West Present, which started in 1883 and ran till 1913. With a forged of over 1200 performers through the years, together with luminaries corresponding to Wild Invoice Hickok, Sitting Bull, and Annie Oakley, it employed actual horses, riders, cowboys, Native individuals, and sharpshooters in an effort to memorialize a picture of the West which was quick disappearing in actuality and rising in common creativeness.”
Right here’s a style. Tim performs each guitars, with Jacob Burleson on mandolin.
Pre-orders for Tunes & Ballads might be positioned now from Tim’s web page, with the free copy of Limitless Line.