Posted by Carl Jones on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Happy New Year everyone!
I'm excited to be picking a lot on my trusty Ol' Gibson A-4 mando with a new stringband called the Galax Bogtrotters with Eddie Bond, Bonnie Bond, Eric Hill and my wife, Erynn Marshall. We trotted into the studio December 27th and recorded some great music: from driving stringband tunes to sweet song-duets, a gospel number and both original and traditional tunes from southwest VA and beyond. Mixing is in full swing as I type this and soon we'll have a CD called Old-Time Jubilations that really lives up to it's name! The band is working with wonderful engineer Joe bass Dejarnette in Floyd, VA. I am very proud of how the project is sounding and how well the old and new tunes mesh. If you listen very closely you can hear that we actually are trotting in place as we recorded this. Just kidding! However, I am not kidding when I ask you to consider pre-ordering a CD on Indiegogo and helping our effort materialize. The link is https://igg.me/at/galaxbogtrottersCD There are just four days left to our campaign. We are 60% funded (yeah!) but really need to meet our goal to cover album costs. The campaign winds up on Old Christmas (a great fiddle tune) on January 6th. Thanks in advance for your generosity! May everyone have a great start to 2017! Sincerely, the Galax Bogtrotters (Carl,Eddie, Bonnie, Erynn, and Eric)
p.s. Eddie's other band the New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters is still going strong and playing lots.
This group - the Galax Bogtrotters are going to Australia and China in 2017 which is pretty exciting! That's one reason why we are making this CD to share with you and then take down under and to Asia. Yeehoo!
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