Whysper Dream Music Recording Artist: Larry Stephenson and his Larry Stephenson Band
Larry Stephenson, noted as one of the “Finest Tenor Voices In All of Bluegrass” and “The Class of Bluegrass” with powerful yet simplistic stage shows, where he and his band let the singing and musicianship do the talking… Has put together an incredible lineup of songs in this collection. Celebrating an illustrious 35-year musical journey during just the years of his own band, (Larry Stephenson Band) February 10, 2024. Making this the perfect time to release this long-awaited and anticipated album,
“Cast A Lonesome Shadow”.We hope you enjoy!
(Larry Stephenson: celebrating an incredible 35 year musical journey with the Class of Bluegrass 02.10.24)
01. Good Love Gets Better With Time -3:19
02. I Cast A Lonesome Shadow -3:16
03. That'll Get Me Through Missouri -2:51
04. Color Me Lonely -2:30
05. If You're Gonna Leave Me 3:05
06. Hushed and Still -2:51
07. Sonny Weather -3:11
08. Making Believe -3:49
09. Love Me Like You Used To Do -2:35
10. Lonesome With Heartaches -2:51
11. I'm A Ramblin' Man -3:10
Engineer: Ben Surratt
Studio: The Rec Room, Nashville TN
Produced by: Ben Surratt and Larry Stephenson
Musical Artist: Larry Stephenson -Mandolin/Lead Derek Vaden -Banjo/Harmony Nick Dauphinais (Dauf-a-nay) -Guitar/Harmony Andy Brown -Upright Bass Deanie Richardson -Fiddle
Whysper Dream Music Proudly Announces
"Cast A Lonesome Shadow" An 11-Song Endeavor by the Awarded Larry Stephenson Band
Nashville, TN (Feb. 6, 2024) Larry Stephenson, noted as one of the “Finest Tenor Voices In All of Bluegrass” and “The Class of Bluegrass” with powerful yet simplistic stage shows, where he and his band let the singing and musicianship do the talking…Has put together an incredible lineup of songs in this collection, entitled "Cast A Lonesome Shadow".
Celebrating an illustrious 35-year musical journey, just since his band's introduction, Feb. 10, 1989: The Larry Stephenson Band. Making this the perfect time to release the LSB long-awaited and anticipated album, “Cast A Lonesome Shadow”.
Whysper Dream Music has prepared for this release all last year, sending several singles to radio and digital stores:
That'll Get Me Through Missouri, Good Love Gets Better With Time, I'm A Ramblin' Man, followed up with Lonesome With Heartaches just before the holidays.
Other toe-tapping, dance hall, story, and poor-pitiful woe's me style songs on "Cast A Lonesome Shadow" are;
"I Cast A Lonesome Shadow" the title track chosen by Stephenson, "Color Me Lonely", "If You're Gonna Leave Me", "Hushed and Still", "Sonny Weather" (instrumental written by LSB's Banjo man Derek Vaden), "Making Believe", and "Love Me Like You Used To Do".
This CD includes some great banjo-picking from current bandmate, Derek Vaden and previous members, Nick Dauphinais on guitar and Andy Brown on the upright bass. The talented, Deanie Richardson also came in on a few songs during the studio sessions lending her fiddle technique. At least half the songs are brand new originals or new to bluegrass. Stephenson noted, he is co-writer on 2 cuts with some excellent writer friends in the business.
Larry said, "I can't even believe time has passed like it has, but when I look back on what a true journey this has been, the friendships made and the caliber musicians that cut their teeth, so to speak, as "on-the-road" musicians... I can't lie, I might get a little soft hearted. Watching them grow in their musical abilities, I mean, look at some of them now! Regarding the music on this CD: I'm really proud of this one. The guys did a fabulous job in the studio and it all just happened so easy. I knew it was time for another studio release after our first LIVE cd. After many hours of going through new songs, talking to the band and digging through my huge library, this is what we landed on. Don't miss Deanie's, triple fiddling or Derek’s instrumental. From old to new, and never done with a bluegrass style, I think there is something for everyone. Enjoy.”
The 11 song project can be found making its debut on radio stations around the globe, Wednesday, February 7th, 2024. Just in time, as band-owner / bus driver / lead vocalist / songwriter / mandolin picker / high-lonesome TENOR singing; Larry Stephenson celebrates 35 years this Saturday, February 10, 2024, when this album hits your favorite online stores for digital sales and streaming platforms. And, as LSB kicks off their new year, heading out on a 10-day long tour, starting with a show in N. Palm Beach, Florida on Feb. 11th and ending with a television taping in Nashville, TN.
Larry Stephenson has been touring the U.S. and other countries for an incredible 50+ years, and his Larry Stephenson Band can still be found heading up mainstream festivals and shows throughout the year.
You will not want to miss this new project - "CAST A LONESOME SHADOW" by this staple in the bluegrass industry.
Produced by: Larry Stephenson and Ben Surratt
Engineered by: Ben Surratt, The Rec Room, Nashville, TN
Cover Artist: Dreama Stephenson - www.DreamBEEartPhotography.com
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