Heading to Nashville

Bates Family General

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  Lawson has been recording his first vocal CD over the last several months, and is aiming to complete it in October.

  Our friend, Andy Leftwich (accomplished recording artist and fiddler for Ricky Skaggs)  is producing the CD, and helped bring together some of Nashville’s top artists for the project! The musicians include: Brian Sutton – acoustic guitar, Ben Isaacs – upright bass, Andy Leftwich – fiddle & mandolin, Rob Ikes – dobro, Justin Moses – banjo, Mike Johnson – steel, and Jeff Taylor – accordian. Vocal harmonies will include: The Whites, Darrin Vincent, Chip Davis, and Rachel Leftwich. The whole experience has been fascinating (and fun!). Lawson has learned quite a bit and is so grateful for all the help (and patience)  he has received from Andy and all the other experienced musicians.

photo 4  Two of the songs (Mom’s favorites) were written by Lawson. There’s a wide variety of gospel and bluegrass styles, including a patriotic and a yodeling song! photo 5

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