PressNew single from 40 Horse Mule!
40 Horse Mule
is releasing a long awaited single, Jack The Tobacco Farmer
. We are excited to announce that this new single will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc, on March 29th. This new single,and other 40 Horse Mule songs, will also be available on a new EP, April 29th. Visit our website, 40horsemule.com, for EP updates, as well as other cool items! We want to thank everyone for your support and patience.
40 Horse Mule update
40 Horse Mule has been busy! New project is coming soon, and guys are finishing up next single in studio now.. In the meantime, we wanted to remind everyone of our first single, Hell, Fire and Brimstone, and thank everyone in radio who has supported us by giving us airplay! You are all awesome, and we look forward to getting to know you all even better in this coming year through our new project.
Follow us @40HorseMule on twitter, and contact me at 40HorseMule@comcast.net
Thanks again, and have a blessed day,
Bluegrass Today article on 40 Horse Mule
Posted on January 26, 2017 By John Lawless
Not everyone who moves to Nashville to work in the music business comes thinking that they will hit the big time, but an awful lot do. Some arrive just hoping to find a gig as a sideman, and many never even make it that far.
And some who ply their trade in the music world are born and bred Nashvillians, doing company work in a company town.
Such is the story of 40 Horse Mule
, a new group formed in the Nashville area made up of industry veterans. A couple moved to town and have found success, and one sprang up from bluegrass royalty.
The band is based around the singing and songwriting of Billy Troy
, born Billy Graves, the son of Uncle Josh Graves of Flatt & Scruggs fame. He grew up watching his dad from backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, and now works as a producer and singer in Omaha, NE.
on bass and Steve Huber
on banjo form the rest of the group, with assistance from a number of Nashville grassers to complete their first record. Huber is well-known in the bluegrass world, both as a top-flight picker whose stellar banjo drove the early recordings from Kenny & Amanda Smith, and also as the builder of Huber Banjos, pre-war replica instruments of the highest quality. Boling, also a fine banjo player, has been working in bluegrass since he was a teen living in Pigeon Forge, TN. He’s found success as a songwriter in Nashville, with songs recorded by artists like Gene Watson, Jeannie Seely, and The Oak Ridge Boys. He also works with Steve at Huber Banjos and decided to put 40 Horse Mule together when he departed The Farm Hands Quartet after several years on the road.
Their first single, Hell, Fire, and Brimstone
, is one Bennie wrote with Billy on the lead vocal. It has a bluesy, acoustic country sound that should find favor on bluegrass and Americana radio.
Boling shared the new single with us, along with a few words about working with Troy.
“I have always liked a heavy bass sound, along with a strong lead vocal, when I listen to music. That’s why Billy Troy makes this project so much fun for me. He has that powerful, experienced voice that only comes with time and talent. Billy and I have written several songs together throughout the years, and now are rediscovering how some of those songs work great for this project.”
Playing guitar on the track is Jason Roller
, who also provided fiddle, with Marc MacGlashan
on mandolin, and Keith Tew
Hell, Fire and Brimstone
is available now to radio programmers at Airplay Direct. Expect to hear more from 40 Horse Mule
when the debut album is released later this year.