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."