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Randy Kohrs signs label deal

Monday, November 27, 2006 – Dobro player Randy Kohrs signed with bluegrass label Rural Rhythm. "Old Photograph," Kohrs' fourth solo album, will hit shelves in spring 2007, and the first single, "Rockwell's Gold," will be released in January.

"We are very pleased to add Randy Kohrs, who is a highly talented singer-songwriter and master resophonic guitarist, to our growing artist roster," said Rural Rhythm Records President, Sam Passamano Monday. "Randy has a tremendous amount of respect throughout the music industry. The Rural Rhythm family is very excited about working with him to create a long line of successful albums."

Kohrs wrote or co-wrote 9 of the 12 songs on "Old Photograph." The disc features Scott Vestal, Tim Crouch, Jim Hurst and Rhonda Vincent (as a duet partner).

Kohrs has toured with Dolly Parton, David Parmley & Continental Divide, Hank Thompson, Tom T. Hall and John Cowan. Kohrs has performed on more than 500 albums from Dierks Bentley and Jerry Reed to Larry Sparks and Jim Lauderdale.

Kohrs' previous project, "I'm Torn," released in 2004, spent 7 months on The Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey Top 15 Albums chart. Two singles also charted in Bluegrass Unlimited, including the title track, which spent 8 consecutive months in the Top 30 and reached number 5.

Passamano said, "Randy Kohrs' signing to Rural Rhythm Records is a further commitment by the label to tap into the creative young talent out there who are stretching the boundaries and creating great acoustic music for the next generation."

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Quicksand CD review - Quicksand
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Old Photograph CD review - Old Photograph
Randy Kohrs is demonstrating its relevance to contemporary bluegrass as well. Kohrs, an accomplished resophonic guitarist and session musician, acts as songwriter, singer, bandleader and producer. While proficient at all of these, it's the latter two that define the effort. He assembled a strong stable of musicians, including guitarists Jim Hurst and Clay Hess, mandolinist Jesse Cobb and banjo player Scott Vestal. He challenges his band in his arrangements, with inventive introductions, »»»
I'm Torn
Due to his remarkable instrumental talents, Dobro player Randy Kohrs hasn't lacked for session and sideman gigs; he's built a resume that includes working with the likes of Tom T. Hall, Dolly Parton, Tammy Cochran, Jim Lauderdale, Dierks Bentley and Rhonda Vincent, as well as stints in Continental Divide and the John Cowan Band. Now he's building a reputation as a solo artist. This is Kohr's fourth solo album, and after a detour in a more straightforwardly country direction last time out, he's »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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