With a new album in the works, Terry Baucom's Dukes of Drive are releasing a bluegrass single-"Here Come The Teardrops" and a gospel single, "Will The Light Be Shining Bright"-ahead of the full project, which is slated for later in 2020. Joey Lemons takes the lead on the Milan Miller song, "Here Come The Teardrops", while Cindy Baucom joins the band in the studio to be featured on the gospel song, "Will The Light Be Shining Bright".
The current full release for the Dukes of Drive is "Catch Another Dream", featuring 10 cuts. Baucom chose some original material from great songwriters Milan Miller, Thomm Jutz, Missy Armstrong, Daniel Salyer, Jeff McClellan, Jessie Baker, Mike Garris, David Carroll, Paula Breedlove, Brad Davis, Odie Blackmon and Jim Lauderdale. He also recorded the Bill Monroe instrumental "Rawhide", which he arranged featuring the banjo as the lead instrument. This recording will take the listener through a range of tempos and emotions. We hope you and your audience will enjoy!
A native of Monroe, North Carolina, Terry Baucom has a career in music that started in 1970 with Charlie Moore and continued over the years as a founding member of ground breaking bands like Boone Creek (with Ricky Skaggs and Jerry Douglas), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out and more. Winner of the 2013 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year for "What'll I Do", Baucom currently tours with his own band, "Terry Baucom's Dukes of Drive". The single, “The Rock”, finished 2015 as Bluegrass radio’s most played song on the Bluegrass Today chart. 2016 and 2017 also saw year-end, chart-topping success with "Around The Corner" and "Fourth and Goal" . In 2008, Deering Banjos introduced the Terry Baucom Signature model banjo, while the Dunlop company also uses Baucom as an endorser, offering Terry Baucom custom sets of banjo strings. A testament to his influence is evident when you listen to countless younger generation banjo players who use Baucom signature licks and emulate his driving technique.
The band consists of Joey Lemons from King, NC, on mandolin and vocals; Will Jones of Cana, VA, on guitar and vocals and Joe Hannabach of Pfafftown, NC on bass.