Premiere Track “I Found Love” is Released Today
Chart-Topping Bluegrass Duo Interprets Songs by Kasey Chambers,
First Aid Kit, Nanci Griffith, the Louvin Brothers, Graham Nash,
Richard Thompson, Vince Gill, Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, and others
Hometown Album Release Show Set for October 17 in Shelby, NC
|August 23, 2019 – Nashville, TN – |
On October 18, acclaimed Americana/Bluegrass duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge will releaseInner Journey, their debut album for Rounder Records. Co-produced by Darin Aldridge and seven-time Grammy winner Mark Fain, the album features beautifully imagined interpretations of songs by a host of writers across a variety of genres including folk-rock legends Nanci Griffith (“Trouble in the Fields”), Graham Nash (“Teach Your Children”), and Richard Thompson (“Tear- Stained Letter”); country and bluegrass royalty Charlie and Ira Louvin (“Every Time You Leave”), Doc Watson (“Your Lone Journey”), and Vince Gill, Earl Scruggs, and Randy Scruggs (“I Found Love”); and Americana stalwarts Kasey Chambers (“This Flower”), Gretchen Peters (“End of a Long Hard Day”), and Swedish duo Johanna and Klara Söderberg, better known as First Aid Kit (“Emmylou”).
Their joyful rendition of “I Found Love” is available today via all digital service providers. Listen to the track HERE.
“I Found Love is a wonderful Vince Gill, Randy Scruggs, and Earl Scruggs song that we first heard on Earl Scruggs’ ‘Family and Friends’ album. Working closely with the great Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC, we were excited to stumble across this upbeat tune that Earl had a co-write on,” said Brooke Aldrige. “It also takes us back to a memory of when Darin and I had the honor to open for the legendary Earl Scruggs in some of D&B’s first few years as a band. This well-written tune leads off our CD, describing perfectly what Darin and I found in each other 11 years ago…life, love and a career that’s taken us to places that we only once dreamed of.
” Inner Journey is now available for pre-order HERE.
A remarkable array of musicians joined Darin and Brooke for the recording: Carley Arrowood (fiddle and vocals), Ron Block (banjo), Mark Fain (acoustic bass), Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee/Statler Bros. Jimmy Fortune (vocals), Billy Gee (acoustic bass), Aubrey Haney (fiddle), Rob Ickes (lap steel and Dobro), Matt Menefee (banjo), Zeb Snyder (guitar), and Tommy White (Dobro).
Brooke and Darin have individually and collectively achieved an impressive list of accomplishments to this point: Brooke has been voted Female Vocalist of the Year by the IBMA for the past two years. Darin, who spent six years as a member of the Country Gentlemen, is a highly-regarded multi-instrumentalist and singer who was voted Mentor of the Year at the IBMA’s Momentum Awards ceremony in 2017.
The duo has been nominated for numerous awards; their rousing live performances – including 17 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry in the past two years – have won them legions of new fans; and their recent recordings have topped Bluegrass, Americana/Roots, and Gospel charts.
Darin and Brooke Aldridge are currently on tour. They will announce more shows for fall and winter in the coming weeks.
Inner Journey Track Listing:
I Found Love
When You Love Someone
Trouble In the Fields
Teach Your Children
Every Time You Leave
End Of A Long Hard Day
Your Lone Journey
8/31 Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, Pilesgrove, NJ
9/1 The Drum & Strum, Warrenton, VA
9/14 Fine Arts Center of Camden County, Camden, SC
9/20 Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Bristol, VA
9/21 Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival, Kodak, TN
9/26 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, Raleigh, NC
9/27 IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Street Fest, Raleigh, NC
9/28 IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Street Fest, Raleigh, NC
10/12 Panama City Beach Acoustic Music Festival, Panama City Beach, FL10/13 Stowe Botanical Gardens, Belmont, NC
10/17 Shelby, NC – Don Gibson Theatre
10/19 Blueridge and Bluegrass, Spruce Pine
For more information, please contact Regina Joskow or Ashley Moyer at Rounder Records: firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-532-5687 or email@example.com, 615-928-4777