Nashville, TN (August 9, 2019) - The 615 Hideaway Records is proud to announce its first album release for the new label by Bluegrass veteran Audie Blaylock And Redline. “Love Is An Awful Thing” written by Redline band member Reed Jones is the first single released nationally from the album titled Originalist. The single “Love is An Awful Thing” was released this week to bluegrass radio and the album Originalist is available today.
“‘Love Is an Awful Thing,’ written by Redline bassist Reed Jones, I believe is a perfect bridge between tradition and the future. I think the lyrics and the musical interpretation — as well as vocal interpretation — show a fresh approach to bluegrass music and still pay homage to the roots and tradition that it came from.” — Audie Blaylock
Originalist was produced by Audie Blaylock And Redline and the band includes Audie Blaylock (lead vocal & guitar), Even Ward (banjo), Mason Wright (fiddle) and Reed Jones (upright bass)
The album, Originalist includes six originals, including the single “Love Is An Awful Thing” and instrumental “Huckleberry’s Hope” and six songs specially picked out by Audie and the band made popular by many legends like Jimmy Martin, The Stanley Brothers, The Delmore Brothers and more.
1. Love is an Awful Thing (R. Jones)
2. In Foggy Old London (Al Robinson)
3. Always a Fight (R. Jones)
4. The Ghost of Cecil Martin (A. Blaylock/R. Jones)
5. Don’t Know Why (Delmore/Raney/Delmore)
6. (Is This) My Destiny (H. Carter)
7. Prodigal Son (Public Domain)
8. I Just Came to Get My Baby (Wayne Kemp)
9. Medicine Springs (Ralph Stanley/Bill Grant)
10. Leave Me to Cry (Robert C. Amos)
11. The Gate Called Beautiful (R. Jones)
12. Huckleberry’s Hope (R. Jones)
The album Originalist is now available commercially wherever digital downloads are available including iTunes and Amazon and streaming on Spotify and Pandora.
Audie Blaylock And Redline are touring throughout the year and for more information on Audie Blaylock and Redline go to their official website.
ABOUT AUDIE BLAYLOCK AND REDLINE:
Audie Blaylock’s musical journey is a familiar one in bluegrass music, having grown up in an Appalachian musical family, his musical education started early and led to him sharing the stage with some of bluegrass’ finest and most respected artists, including first generation bluegrass character and giant, Jimmy Martin, as well as Red Allen, Harley Allen, Lynn Morris, Michael Cleveland, and Rhonda Vincent.
Audie Blaylock and Redline have an unofficial motto of sorts: It’s all the same thing. Classic cars, forward rolls, love, art, loss, faith...life. This cohesive connectedness and a willingness to see the world through the lens of tradition without boundaries makes Redline, now in its second decade of existence, a unique fixture in the world of bluegrass, where at times the music can indeed sound like “the same thing.” But for Redline, “the same thing” means it all comes from the same place, which enables them to create music that honors tradition through innovation. And they are not the only ones to have noticed.