Free Download: E-and’a — “The Gravel Shore”

Juli Thanki | March 3rd, 2014

Today we’re proud to premiere a song by new progressive bluegrass supergroup E-and’a, who will be releasing their self-titled debut album on Adventure Music March 18.

Led by fiddle virtuoso Darol Anger, the quintet (who take their name from the rhythmic groove they slipped into during the recording sessions: one-e-and’a, two-e-and’a) includes bassist Sharon Gilchrist, who’s played with luminaries like Tony Rice and Peter Rowan, Courtney Hartman of Della Mae, former Gibson Brother Joe Walsh — who also co-produced the record with Anger — and Lukas Pool, two-time National Old-Time Banjo Champion.

The album is a fine one, as intricate and evocative originals fit seamlessly alongside covers of songs by John Hartford, Vassar Clements, and John McGann and vibrant takes on traditional tunes like Metis fiddle standard “Gray Owl.”

Here’s one of the album’s highlights for you to stream and download (click the arrow in the upper left corner), “The Gravel Shore.”

  1. greg yavorsky
    March 3, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    What!!!!!! Can’t possibly wait until 18th of March
    This is bound to be a killer CD
    Can’t wait…

  2. darol anger
    March 8, 2014 at 9:09 am

    This band is not one you’re likely to hear out on the fester or club circuit. It’s a rare and special convening of mutual admirers who happen to enjoy each others’ musical conversation. A multi-generational summit meeting of like-minded musical groovers. A fortuitous conclave in the Boston String Music Enclave. So we rounded up some of Darol & Joe’s orphan originals, a couple of ragin’ Fiddle Tunes Of The Moment, and a trio of Requia for folks we loved.

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