NewFound Road records live disc
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
– NewFound Road's live gig at Johnson City, Tenn.'s The Down Home will see the light of day in late April on CD.
Due April 26 on Rounder Records, "Live at the Down Home" is NewFound Road's first live album.
Tim Shelton, founder, band leader, lead singer and (mostly rhythm) guitarist, spearheads the group including brothers Joe and Jamey Booher on mandolin, bass and harmony vocals and Josh Miller on banjo, guitar, harmony and lead vocals with special guest Jim VanCleve on fiddle.
Songs on the set are:
1. Try To Be
2. These Days
3. Blackadders Cove
5. If You'll Pretend
6. Room At The Top Of The Stairs
7. Lonesome River
8. Band Introductions
9. That's How I Got To Memphis
10. We Ain't Going Down Without A Fight
11. Please Come To Boston
13. Ain't No Sunshine
March 26 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
April 2 Tri County Technical College Pendleton, SC
April 7 Appalshop Theater Whitesburg, KY
April 9 Kentucky Coffeetree Café Frankfort, KY
April 16 Knuckleheads Kansas City, MO
April 22 Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival Roxboro, NC
April 23 Mountaineer Opry House Milton, WV
May 6 The Down Home Johnson City, TN - CD release show
May 7 Denton Farm Park Denton, NC
May 14 Canal Street Tavern Dayton, OH
May 20 Central Virginia Bluegrass Festival Amelia, VA
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Life in a Song
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