Get Lost (ft. Jake Workman)
"Get Lost" (4:27)
Single Release Date: September 8, 2023
Neil Mason / Red Light Management
Songwriter, Publisher, PRO
Wyatt Ellis / Wyatt Ellis Music / BMI
Jake Workman / CD Baby Publishing / BMI
Written by Wyatt Ellis and Sierra Hull
Produced by Justin Moses
Sound Engineer Sean Sullivan
Studio: The Tractor Shed
Happy Valley Road Goodlettesville, TN, Recorded 8/12/2022
Record Label Knee-High Records Release Date 9/8/2023
Wyatt Ellis - mandolin
Jake Workman - guitar
Justin Moses - banjo
Michael Cleveland - fiddle
Mike Bub - bass
ABOUT "GET LOST"
14-year-old Bluegrass phenom Wyatt Ellis releases “Get Lost” a bluegrass instrumental featuring critically-acclaimed guitarist Jake Workman and an all-star bluegrass band. The tune, co-written by Ellis and Workman is the second from an upcoming album set to be released this year on Ellis’ Knee-High Records label.
Workman, a virtuosic musician and 2020’s IBMA Bluegrass Guitar Player of the Year, is also featured on the track. Like Wyatt, Jake began playing guitar and falling in love with bluegrass at age thirteen. While in his twenties, Workman was asked to join Ricky Skaggs’ band of elite instrumentalists, the award-winning Kentucky Thunder, and continues playing with them today.
In addition to guitar, Workman also teaches mandolin. He and Wyatt began online mandolin lessons during the early part of the pandemic in 2020. Eager to improve under the watchful eye of an experienced musician, Wyatt began playing music several hours a day. “Get Lost" was written during one of their online lessons in 2021 when Wyatt was only twelve years old. The pair continue to work together as their schedules allow.
When asked about working and writing with Ellis, Workman says, “Wyatt’s love for traditional bluegrass music is special. He has great ears and digs into even the smallest of details when studying his heroes. Wyatt will help keep the old music alive and that’s something he can be proud of. We had a good time working out ideas for this tune. He had an A part sketched and I had a couple of thoughts for possible melodies/chords on the B section. The C part is a bit of a jam section. Wyatt and the crew ripped it up good!”
Wyatt states, “Jake and I wrote this tune on our mandolins, but there was no question about who would play guitar on the track. Jake is the best of the best.”
“Get Lost” was produced by award-winning multi-instrumentalist and fellow East Tennessean, Justin Moses. During the session, Moses surprised Wyatt by bringing iconic fiddler Michael Cleveland into the studio to play on the recording. “The session for ‘Get Lost’ was so much fun for me. We were all excited to be making music together in real life after almost two years of only online collaborations," Wyatt recalls. “Michael is the greatest fiddler of our era, so to see him walk through the door unexpectedly, watch him learn my tune instantly, and then hear what he played on the track was priceless.”
Holding his own with the best of them, Ellis was joined in the studio by a stellar list of who’s who of bluegrass musicians. In addition to the mandolin, guitar and fiddle parts covered by Ellis, Workman and Cleveland, also on the track are Moses (banjo), and Mike Bub (bass). The instrumental tune showcases Wyatt’s explorative musical tendencies highlighted by meandering jam section with all of the musicians.
“Get Lost,” was named as a nod to the legacy of the legendary music icon Johnny Cash after Ellis read the phrase emblazoned across the welcome mat of Cash Cabin. Wyatt adds, “For me, it’s easy to get lost in the beauty and solitude of music. The c