Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the new single by Chris Roberts “Second Cup Of Coffee” from its partnership with Nashville based Engelhardt Music Group.
“Second Cup Of Coffee” is written by one of the most important Singer-Songwriters of the last 60 years, Gordon Lightfoot. Lightfoot’s songs; “Early Morning Rain”, “Ribbon Of Darkness” and “For Lovin’ Me” have become standards in every genre of music, and his own Recordings of “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Sundown”, and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” dominated the airways in the early to mid ’70’s.
Many of Gordon’s great songs have been staples of Bluegrass Records (most notably by Tony Rice), for the last forty years.
With “Second Cup Of Coffee”, Roberts captures everything that Bluegrass fans have come to love about Gordon Lightfoot songs. The classic melody with great harmonies, intelligent lyrics & world-class song craft; all make for another strong Chris Roberts record.
Chris Roberts has been hailed as one of the finest interpreters of a song to emerge on the Bluegrass scene in many years, and “Second Cup Of Coffee” certainly shows why.
Produced by Adam Engelhardt & Glen Duncan and recorded at Sony’s legendary Studio A in Nashville, “Second Cup Of Coffee” features lead vocals by Chris Roberts and top Bluegrass musicians including Cody Kilby – Acoustic Guitar; Casey Campbell – Mandolin; Scott Vestal– Banjo; Dennis Crouch – Upright Bass; Tim Crouch – Fiddle; Wes Hightower – Harmony Vocals.
Glen Duncan, is a Grammy award winning musician, artist and songwriter, who has appeared on thousands of records with some of the most iconic artists in history. Adam Engelhardt, of the legendary SonyTree Studios in Nashville, TN, has produced and/or engineered many major projects over the years. Duncan and Engelhardt are the production team at Engelhardt Music Group, LLC which will be releasing several singles in the near future. The second single to be released to radio by the Engelhardt Music Group / Rural Rhythm Records partnership is “Second Cup Of Coffee” by Chris Roberts.
Eddie’s last single “Whole Lotta Lying Around”, appeared multiple times on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart reaching #3.
About Chris Roberts:
Chris Roberts has done a little bit of everything in the music business. He has acted on Broadway in The Civil War with Larry Gatlin. He has performed at Carnegie Hall with Paul McCartney and he is a founding member of Decca recording artists One Flew South. Produced by Grammy winner Marcus Hummon, the group played Farm Aid with Willie Nelson, Newport Folk Festival with Jimmy Buffett, and toured with Rusted Root. As a songwriter for SonyATV Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Nashville, Chris has had songs recorded for film and TV (Assassins Creed, Reign, Nashville, One Mississippi, NFL on NBC, 12 Strong and more...) and by artists like Love and Theft, the Swon Brothers, Tiffany and others.
Roberts had a circuitous route to Music City, being born and raised in Montana, and then moving to New York City to take a stab at Broadway. There he appeared in a production of The Civil War with Larry Gatlin, who served as a mentor of sorts for Chris, and lured him down to Nashville where he now resides.