Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to release the second single by Tim Crouch and Dennis Crouch “Holiday Pickin’” from its partnership with Nashville based Engelhardt Music Group.
“Holiday Pickin’”, is one of the most iconic Banjo tunes ever written by the Legendary Ralph Stanley. Certainly on the “Mount Rushmore” of Bluegrass Giants; The Stanley Brothers along with Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and Reno & Smiley were the first seven members inducted into The Bluegrass Hall of Fame.
“Holiday Pickin’” was the very first song recorded by The Stanley Brothers for Starday/King Records when they left Mercury Records. They recorded it in the summer of 1958 at WCYB in Bristol, TN. Ralph based “Holiday Pickin’” on the old tune “Wild Horse”, which dates back to Revolutionary War days.
Tim Crouch and Dennis Crouch pay homage to a First-Generation Bluegrass Legend, with a Classic Twenty-First Century Recording.
EMG Records thought it only fitting to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the original recording, by releasing this new recording featuring Tim Crouch (Fiddle), Dennis Crouch (Acoustic Bass), Rob McCoury (Banjo), Rob Ickes (Dobro), Cody Kilby (Acoustic Guitar) and Casey Campbell (Mandolin).
“Holiday Pickin’” , produced by Adam Englehardt & Glen Duncan and recorded at Sony’s legendary Studio A in Nashville, appeared on “A Very Merry Bluegrass Christmas” Holiday album released on November 16, 2018.
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.
About Tim Crouch and Dennis Crouch:
Veteran musicians Tim Crouch and Dennis Crouch are no strangers to the music community performing over the years with superstar and Grammy® award winning artists in multiple music formats. Tim has performed and recorded with Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss, Dierks Bently, Marty Raybon, Ricky Skaggs and Charlie Pride to name a few.
Tim Crouch has been playing fiddle and mandolin since the age of 7. Tim along with his dad and Brother Dennis, performed with their family group and won the Arkansas State Fiddlers Championship 5 times, the National Championship 2 times, and many other contests as well. Tim Crouch became a Virginia Boy with Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys, performing at the Grand Ole Opry at the young age of 19. Tim played with the group for 3 years.
Tim and Dennis are from Strawberry Arkansas where Tim still resides. Dennis started playing bass when he was eight years old and performed with the award winning Crouch family group. Dennis Crouch moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1996 and two years later co-founded the hugely popular western swing band Time Jumpers. He has recorded and performed with Elton John, Gregg Allman, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, John Mellencamp, Ralph Stanley, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, The Chieftains, Steven Tyler, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and many more.