Full Cord - Hindsight
  • Valentine
  • Yardboss
  • Right In Step
  • Rogue River Valley
  • Downtown
  • Lincoln River
  • Hey Watch This
  • Silvertone Blues
  • Daydream Dance
  • Rugburns
  • Mandoliner's Dream
  • Abilene
  • World is Waiting for the Sunrise
  • Boneyard Vamp
  • Gainesville Rain
  • Road to Tavistock
  • Downtown (Live)
  • Leadfoot
  • Cajun Mandolin
  • Wallflower
  • Valentine
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:23) [5.47 MB]
  • Yardboss
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:14) [10.2 MB]
  • Right In Step
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:20) [10.42 MB]
  • Rogue River Valley
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:22) [8.21 MB]
  • Downtown
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:30) [13.11 MB]
  • Lincoln River
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:53) [11.7 MB]
  • Hey Watch This
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:28) [10.74 MB]
  • Silvertone Blues
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:43) [11.33 MB]
  • Daydream Dance
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:21) [12.77 MB]
  • Rugburns
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (05:02) [14.32 MB]
  • Mandoliner's Dream
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:22) [10.5 MB]
  • Abilene
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:47) [11.47 MB]
  • World is Waiting for the Sunrise
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:58) [9.61 MB]
  • Boneyard Vamp
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:13) [9.83 MB]
  • Gainesville Rain
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:43) [8.69 MB]
  • Road to Tavistock
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:08) [7.37 MB]
  • Downtown (Live)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:52) [11.16 MB]
  • Leadfoot
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:09) [7.39 MB]
  • Cajun Mandolin
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:58) [6.99 MB]
  • Wallflower
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:34) [8.35 MB]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Full Cord releases new single and music video “Ghost of Good Times”
Nashville, TN (July 28, 2023) - 2022 IBMA Momentum Band Award winner and 2022 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition winner, Michigan-based Full Cord releases their debut single and music video on Dark Shadow Recording label.

Producer, Stephen Mougin shares: “Ghost of Good Times is a fiery number that really highlights the strengths of Full Cord. Brian’s convincing delivery, as a story he’s lived before, is backed by the counter play of banjo and fiddle melodies and the solid bass, mandolin, and guitar rhythm section. I heard them do this tune live one time and knew it had to go on the project.”

Brian Oberlin (lead vocals and mandolin) says: "Ghost of Good Times was written by my longtime music partner Glenn House of Portland, Oregon. We started the Michigan-based band Grasshoppah in 2001 and played nearly 1000 shows over a busy 5 year period. Glenn’s song-writing and music acumen has always inspired me and his song has made me laugh and cry on stage/studio since it was written in 2011. Those emotions from me are generally reserved for Beethoven’s or Shostakovich’s music but Glenn has found a way to strike a chord.

My view of “Ghost” is a strong sentiment that I closely relate to as not only are the lyrics a song-writer’s story, in the fashion of John Prine and Greg Brown (both musicians Glenn and I adore), but the content hits home as I have struggled with letting go of alcohol and drugs that facilitate “good times”. Glenn’s version is slow and epic in its anthem like themes while Full Cord’s version has a little speed and fire under it; as if we are dancing with the Ghost, but not hand in hand and on a different dance floor."

The single was premiered yesterday by Daniel Mullins on his “Midday Music Spectacular” show on Real Roots Radio and The Grateful Web premiered the music video today. WATCH IT HERE.

Full Cord's album Cambium is scheduled for release in November.

Single cover photo by Scott Simontacchi.

For more information on Full Cord tour dates, please visit: https://fullcord.net/shows

DJs, broadcasters a radio programmers can download “Ghost Of Good Times” on AirPlay Direct. https://airplaydirect.com/music/fullcordcambium/

or send a request to Jana Mougin. jana@darkshadowrecording.com

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Full Cord named IBMA Momentum Band of The Year!
The IBMA & the voting committee members chose Full Cord as the 2022 Momentum Band of The Year.
We are tickled and honored to have all our hard work in the last year and a half truly recognized by the industry and it's influencers.

Cannot wait to see what 2023 will bring!

IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Nominee announced!
The "good" hits just keep coming and the DJ's that keep spinning our records are a major part of this growth.
Hope to see many of you at IBMA in Raleigh in September.

We will send out a press release with all of our scheduled showcase performances and please come see us at our booth and say hi! We want to shake your hand!

2022 Telluride Bluegrass contest winners!!!
We did it!
Just arrived back home to Michigan with the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest win under our belts!
We god so much great feedback from fans about the radio stations they have heard us on!
We are thankful for all you DJ’s and the spins that are bringing us to the fans ears!

See you soon!!

Dark Shadow Recording Inks Deal With Award-Winning Band Full Cord

Stephen Mougin offers: "Full Cord is an exciting band-on-the-rise that has the whole package: great songwriting, tight picking, and excellent vocals. I was thrilled to catch their shows at IBMA this year after some friends told me about them during the festival season. Their performance energy is infectious and their breadth of material is impressive. I can’t wait to get started on their upcoming album to see what we can create together!"

"After seeing the success of the artists that Dark Shadow has worked with, I couldn’t think of a better label to partner with for our next project." says Todd Kirchner (bass, band leader). "I’m really looking forward to working with them."

Pre-production begins soon and the project is scheduled for an early 2023 release.

Full Cord joins Dark Shadow’s roster of established artists including Becky Buller, Rick Faris, Laura Orshaw, Rick Lang, Stillhouse Junkies and Stephen Mougin.


Dark Shadow Recording is a full-service studio and record label led by award-winning Stephen Mougin, located on a hilltop that surveys Music City's electric skyline. The label produces and turns out music from some the industry's most promising artists in the Bluegrass, Americana, Country, and Folk genres.


For media inquiries, please contact C2 Media Relations.

Chelsea Dartez | 931.303.8316

Radio contact: Jana Mougin


Our mailing address is:

Dark Shadow Recording, PO Box 52, Joelton, TN 37080

Copyright © 2022 Dark Shadow Recording. All rights reserved.

Gabe Hirshfeld joins Full Cord
Gabe Hirshfeld grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. At the age of fifteen, while listening to the NPR show Car Talk, he heard the great banjo player Earl Scruggs. The sound of the banjo spoke to him in a way that no other sound ever had and it changed his life. After playing and obsessing over the banjo for several years he won the Lowell Fiddle and Banjo Competition bluegrass division several times and was the last winner of the New England Banjo Championship at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival. Gabe started to play in various bands around Boston before attending Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee he joined together with several fellow students to create the Lonely Heartstring Band with whom he toured and recorded with for many years.

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Wednesday IBMA Appearances
If you find yourself in Raleigh this week here is where you can find us doing some pickin'

2:30pm - Picky Fingers & Mandolins & Beer Podcasters booth
3:30pm - Elderly Instruments booth TAKEOVER!
11:00pm - ROMP Bluegrass Ramble at the Lincoln Theatre - Sponsored by the Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Wicked Weed Brewing.

Keep spinning that Full Cord for your listeners and we hope to see you in your area real soon!

ROMP Band contest Winners! See you in 2 weeks!
We are thrilled to have won the ROMP virtual band contest last winter!
That has given us the privilege of bringing our Michigan pickin' sound to Owensboro, KY.
We will be on the Jagoe Homes late night stage on Friday night Sept. 17 at Midnight and again on Mainstage on Saturday the 18th at 2:00pm.
See you there!

FCB Team

IBMA & Bluegrass Unlimited & More!
Thanks to all of you amazing DJ's that have been spinning our new album and most specifically the song "Yardboss" off of our new album Hindsight.
It debuted and sat at #4 on the Grassicana chart two weeks in a row on the Bluegrass Today radio chart!

We are thrilled to be performing our song "Downtown" at the songwriter showcase in Raleigh at the IBMA in September.

And if you have not received your copy of Bluegrass Unlimited for August yet we have a great feature article in the "Artists" section penned by Joe Ross.

Keep those spins going! We are just getting heated up.
Please email if you would like access to an alternate download format.

Be well and see you soon! Don't be a stranger.

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"Downtown" Chosen for IBMA Songwriter Showcase!
We are thrilled to learn that the IBMA has chosen "Downtown" as one of 10 songs they will be showcasing in Raleigh, NC in September at the IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference.

Downtown is available now to spin for your listeners!

Email us for alternate files/download options if needed @ fullcord@gmail.com

Hindsight was #1 Download for month of May!
We are tickled that Hindsight was so widely downloaded by all of you!
We just want to say THANK YOU!!

It was #1 for all genres downloaded in May,
#1 in the Americana category too!

Keep them coming and we love to hear form you when you play them on your shows! It makes us smile.

Hindsight is HOT!
Yee haa! This album is flying off the merch table, seeing chart topping downloads/streams and radio credits are ticking up.
It really feels like listeners are hearing the magic we put in to this album!
Keep spinning the bluegrass!

REMINDER! Hindsight radio release is May 1!
The Bluegrass album born of 2020 is ready to roll out to your listeners tomorrow, May 1st!
Hindsight is available on our profile page for high quality downloads and streaming for your listeners and you to enjoy!
We are able to send out hard copies in the mail or email MP3's if that is more your style, just let us know!

Hindsight radio release is May 1!
Watch your inboxes for Full Cord content!
This album and previous singles/albums are already trending on downloads and radio credits on AirPlay Direct and we are thrilled at the interest.

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Full Cord set to release Hindsight!
This album born out of 2020!
Bluegrass that will bring you to the sounds of John Hartford, Benny Martin, Jethro Burns & Sam Bush.

Radio play: May 1
Street date: May 15

We are available to provide more information, interviews and are welcoming reviews of the album or singles on the album.

The artwork was done by Kent Elliot.
Recording took place at Frontier Studios in Copemish, Michigan.
It was lovingly mixed and mastered by Grammy winning engineer Glenn Brown of Glenn Brown Studios in Lansing, MI.

Valentine - New Single from Full Cord
Full Cord Bluegrass

For Immediate Release



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Lloyd Douglas joins Full Cord Bluegrass
FCB is thrilled to announce the addition of Lloyd Douglas on Banjo.
Lloyd is from Alpena, Michigan. He has played Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle, and Mandolin in several bluegrass, country/rock, jazz, and blues bands.
He has been a member of David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys, and Detour.
Lloyd has filled in with Lynn Morris Band, Audie Blaylock, and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. While with the Warrior River Boys he recorded on the famed Basement sessions for legendary WAMU DJ Ray Davis.
As a member of Jim & Jesse he played on the Grand Ole Opry. Lloyd also had the privilege of playing on Michael Cleveland's Grammy nominated album Fiddler's Dream.

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Downtown - New single from Full Cord Bluegrass
Now available for download on AirPlay Direct, Spotify, Apple Music, CDBaby and many other platforms.

Downtown provides with that feeling of just simply needing to get out of the house, harness the energy of music and enjoy life. Something we can all use right now!

This song was written while Mandolin player Brian Oberlin was living in Portland, Oregon and paints a pretty solid picture of any Downtown environment.

We recorded this live with a studio audience, at Third Coast Recording Studios in Grand Haven

Band members:
Brian Oberlin - Mandolin/Vocals
Eric Langejans - Guitar
Todd Kirchner - Bass
Grant Flick - Fiddle
Matthew Davis - Banjo

Video can be seen at Downtown Video - Full Cord Bluegrass

  • Members:
    Eric Langejans, Todd Kirchner, Brian Oberlin, Grant Flick, Ricky Mier
  • Sounds Like:
    Contemporary Bluegrass
  • Influences:
    Newgrass Revival, David Grisman, Billy Strings, Bill Monroe
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
  • Profile Last Updated:
    01/12/24 00:37:08

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