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Kohrs puts out new single from next CD

Thursday, August 20, 2009 – Randy Kohrs released the first single from his next album due this fall.

"Quicksand," his second project on Rural Rhythm records, includes Devil of the Trail as the first single.

As is evident by his previous four CD's, resonator guitarist and Kohrs enjoys story telling in his songs. Based on a true account, his tenor voice vividly chronicles the journey of a young lady named Sarah as she braves the elements for the promise of a new and better life at the other end of the treacherous Oregon Trail. Penned by Kohrs, along with his frequent collaborators Dennis Goodwin and Ashley Brown, this song represents the more bluegrass-oriented side of his upcoming varied, all-acoustic project.

"I've been careful to simply call Quicksand an acoustic CD as I got to stretch out a bit musically, much like I did with my last one, but even more so," Kohrs said. "There's plenty of driving bluegrass on it for the more hardcore bluegrass fans, however, and Devil of the Trail is a good example of my own personal taste and style in that field."

The supporting cast of the single includes Nashville artist/songwriter Shannon Lawson on harmony vocals, Alison Krauss + Union Station's Ron Block on banjo, and AKUS alum Adam Steffey on mandolin. Others on the disc include Nashville guitarist Bryan Sutton, banjoist Scott Vestal and Regina and Anne McCrary, sisters whose gospel lineage - their father was a founding member of the Fairfield Four - contribute soulful vocals to several delta blues-infused tracks.

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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... »»»
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