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Close Kin Music 

The upcoming sequel to the popular and award winning Close Kin: A Reunion of Bluegrass & Old Time Music project. Close Kin: Our Roots Run Deep will again feature the blending of the bluegrass, old-time and American styles of music in one album. Featured artists range in ages from eleven to seventeen years of age who can hold their own with the very best musicians and vocalists today.

Close Kin: Our Roots Run Deep will be produced by award winning songwriter/singer Johnny Williams, and will feature superb arrangements and vocal and instrumental combinations of 12 carefully selected familiar and not-so-familiar songs performed by the very best young entertainers from the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Highlands regions. They include:

Madison Shepherd, West Jefferson, NC - clawhammer banjo
Jared Boyd, Laurel Fork, VA - clawhammer banjo, guitar, vocals
Levi Funk, Fries, VA - old-time fiddle, vocals
Kitty Amaral, Elk Creek, VA - old-time fiddle
Lindsey Nale, Galax, VA - vocals
Daniel Greeson, Jamestown, NC - bluegrass fiddle, guitar
David Chrisley, Wytheville, VA - bass
Cathrine Conner, Stuart, VA - mandolin, guitar, vocals
Jonah Horton, Wilkesboro, NC - mandolin, guitar
Clay Russell, Troutdale, VA - bluegrass banjo
Austin Greer, Marion, VA - bluegrass banjo

Jonah Horton, Jared Boyd, Kitty Amaral, Levi Funk, Lindsey Nale, Daniel Greeson, David Chrisley, Clay Russell, Austin Greer, Madison Shepherd,, Cathrine Conner

Open Your Mind To A Whole New Musical Experience and Sound…

Whether you’re a fan of bluegrass or old-time music, 29 artists from both sides of the aisle have come together to create a truly unique recording that combines these two musical genres and their bold styles.

The Appalachian Highlands region of Northeast Tennessee, Northwestern North Carolina, Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Kentucky is home to the origins of both bluegrass and old-time string band music.  This music has been enjoyed for generations in kitchens and back porches, school auditoriums, music festivals and venues. Many times bluegrass and old-time artists can be heard jamming off stage at festivals before or after shows or even late into the night after the crowds have gone home. Amazing sounds are created when these styles are blended together as their heritage intended and rarely heard by the fans. Close Kin brings these sounds to the fans.

Close Kin, produced by award winning songwriter/singer Johnny Williams, features superb arrangements and vocal and instrumental combinations of 16 familiar and not-so-familiar songs performed by such great artists as:

Adam & Tina Steffey  (The Boxcars & The Grayson Highlands String Band)
Johnny & Jeanette Williams  (The Jeanette Williams Band)
Scott & Mark Freeman  (Pathway)
Mickey Galyean, Greg Jones, Jay Adams, Brad Hiatt & Jordon Blevins  (Rich In Tradition)
Bud, Zeb, Samantha & Laine Snyder  (The Snyder Family Band)
Dale Morris & Jerry Correll  (Wolfe Bros String Band)
Edwin Lacy  (Skeeter and the Skidmarks)
Eddie Bond  (The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters)
Jim Lloyd & Trevor McKenzie  (Jim Lloyd and the Skyliners)
Brian Grimm  (The Konnarock Kritters)
Trish Fore  (Fox Creek Ramblers)
Tiffany Hurt  (Wheeler)
Tim White, Dave Vaught &“Fat Albert” Blackburn  (The VW Boys)
Wesley Easter  (Eastwood Studio)Rebecca Jones  (Travis Frye & Blue Mountain)

Click on the cover photos for more info & to hear music from these albums


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