NewFound Road readies new CD
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
– NewFound Road will release their second disc for Rounder, "Same Old Place," on April 28. The 12-song release consists of driving rhythms, ballads and classic bluegrass.
The Franklin, Ohio group consists of Tim Shelton (vocals), Junior Williams (banjo), Joe Booher (mandolin) and Randy Barnes (bass) with guests Justin Moses, Brandon Godman and Jim VanCleve.
Songs on the CD are:
1. Try to Be
2. Same Old Place
3. My Shoes Sure Know How to Get Around
4. River of Pain
5. Love Stay Away from Me
6. On the Back Row
7. Brand New Broken Heart
8. Give Me Jesus
9. I Am the Man Thomas
10. Lonesome River
12. Full Circle
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Same Old Place
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Life in a Song
Seldom does a bluegrass band of unknowns make an immediate impression. With most bands, the members have spent several years paying their dues as understudies in established bands or they've made a name for themselves as solo artists and joined together as some kind of supergroup.
Not New Found Road. Relative unknowns from Ohio, Tim Shelton, Rob Baker, Jr. Williams and Randy Barnes ably share the vocal duties while weaving some fine harmonies. They write solid bluegrass tunes while selecting tasty covers. »»»
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