Blue Highway collection drops in January
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
– Blue Highway's "Some Day: The Fifteenth Anniversary Collection" comes out Jan. 19, 2010 on Rounder. The CD is a collection of the best of the bluegrass band's Rounder recordings, one cut from a Rob Ickes solo album, and 3 new selections including Bleeding for a Little Piece of Mind,
which was co-written by Tim Stafford and Darrell Scott and also features Scott on lead vocals.
Having previously released 8 albums and toured internationally for 15 years, the members of Blue Highway -- Tim Stafford (guitar, vocals), Wayne Taylor (lead vocals, bass), Shawn Lane (tenor vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle), Rob Ickes (Dobro, Scheerhorn acoustic slide guitar), and Jason Burleson (banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass vocals) - have remained intact for about 15 years.
They first convened in 1994. Blue Highway joined forces with Rounder Records in 2000 and their first Rounder release, in 2001, "Still Climbing Mountains," was also their first album of entirely original material. It was followed in 2003 by the gospel project "Wondrous Love," winner of IBMA's Gospel Performance of the Year in 2004, and by 2005's "Marbletown." Their latest 2008 release, "Through the Window of a Train" won 2008's IBMA Award for Song of the Year for the title track.
Songs on the upcoming CD are:
1. Cold and Lowdown Lonesome Blues ** new
2. Through the Window of a Train
3. Bleeding for a Little Peace of Mind **new
5. Some Day ** Re-recorded and never released on Rounder before
6. Still Climbing Mountains
7. The Seventh Angel
8. Elzic's Farewell ** cut from a Rob Ickes solo album
9. Sycamore Hollow
10. Seven Sundays in a Row
11. Wild Urge to Ramble
13. Wondrous Love
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