Soul Of A Mountain Man from Jeff Brown
This bluesy number with a familiar bluegrass message kicks off with silky banjo from Mitch Walker, and tells the story of the mountain life that, despite its difficulties and trials, holds the people fast to the land and the culture where they were born.
The single is available to radio programmers at Airplay Direct, and A Distant Horizon is offered wherever you purchase bluegrass music.
Cheryl McClellan to Still Blue Entertainment
Cheryl McClellan has joined the team at Still Blue Entertainment, a company formed initially to represent Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome. Since launching with that focus, the agency has also taken on publicity for the James Wimmer Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest, held each March in Bristol, VA, and Union House Records.
Still Blue Entertainment head Sherry Brown says that they have been wanting to bring someone new on board, and is happy that it is Cheryl. “We have been waiting for the right time and right person. I think that Cheryl a great asset and will do a wonderful job as part of the JBSL team. We are so glad to have her joining us!”
McClellan is a native of Pearisburg, VA living now in Teays Valley, WV. She shared a few words about her her own life-long fascination with bluegrass music. “You can’t really be from the mountains without being influenced in some way by mountain music. I grew up listening to bluegrass Gospel at church, and the first time I heard Alison Krauss sing, I was blown away. Over the past several years, I have had the pleasure of visiting several places on the Crooked Road. I love the Floyd Country Store and the Chantilly Bluegrass Festival, both of which are in Floyd County. Having recently relocated to West Virginia due to my husband’s job, we have been able to experience the Mountaineer Opryhouse several times, and attend several local festivals in the Charleston, WV and eastern Kentucky areas. My husband, Jeff, is a songwriter and has had some recent success, and that’s how I came to know Jeff and Sherry Brown. After several months of talking back and forth, we thought SBE (Still Blue Entertainment) would be a good fit. To me, bluegrass music is all about the tradition and the people. And I have met so many wonderful people in bluegrass so far. There is nothing like an outdoor festival in the summertime.”
Cheryl’s professional background includes work in marketing and advertising, plus contract administration and customer service. She will primarily be tasked with booking Brown and his band at Still Blue. “I am thrilled to be working with such a great group of people. Jeff and Sherry Brown are remarkable folks both personally and professionally. The music Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome is putting out is incredible! I call it traditional with a twist, and I want to do my best to make sure that everyone possible hears it and appreciates not just the sounds of the great music, but also the tradition behind it! The origins are in the mountains, where people work hard, love their families, have a deep respect for God and country, and love a little fiddle and banjo tune!”
A Distant Horizon on Union House Records
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