Mountain Fever Records is thrilled to announce new music from The Crowe Brothers is now available via a three-song digital EP. Coyly titled EP3, this mini song collection encapsulates an incredible, decades-long career of brother duet singing by Josh and Wayne Crowe.
For this project, Josh (guitar) and Wayne (bass) not only surrounded themselves with excellent musicianship—Brian Blaylock (banjo), Ashby Frank (mandolin), Steve Thomas (fiddle, Dobro, guitar)—but they tapped a very deep well of true craftsmanship in songs from Carl Jackson, Glenn Sutton, Kathy Louvin, Chuck Pearson, and Hank Snow. “Don’t Leave Him Hangin'” (Jackson/Louvin/Pearson) is delivered with such conviction and believability, that if the listener hasn’t chosen Jesus by the song’s last note, they soon will. And while the Crowe Brothers are decidedly bluegrass, they have no trouble showing their country soul side with “I Can’t Be Your Fool Anymore” (Jackson/Sutton). “When my sweet friend, LuAnn Adams Smith, approached me about songs for the Crowe Brothers, I knew immediately I wanted to pitch them ‘Don’t Leave Him Hangin’ and ‘I Can’t Be Your Fool Anymore.’ The boys bring a very ‘Louvinesque’ style to their music and I knew without a doubt they could capture the same authenticity both tunes were purposely written with, almost as if Ira & Charlie themselves were doing the harmonizing,” says Carl Jackson. “A little extra added bonus on the whole thought process is that one of my co-writers on ‘Don’t Leave Him Hangin’ is none other than Kathy Louvin, daughter of the great Ira Louvin.”
Rounding out the EP, “Golden Rocket” was originally written and recorded in 1960 by country music legend Hank Snow and was recorded by The Crowe Brothers in tribute to Jim & Jesse McReynolds. For some extra musical flair, the song is given a special “bluegrass-a-billy” treatment with the addition of “boogie” guitar provided by Steve Thomas. EP3 offers a virtual full-album listening experience with its three songs – proving the Crowe Brothers’ 40 plus years of music have been well preserved and is as viable today as when they started decades ago.
EP3 is available to fans of great music through the most popular music outlets. Radio programmers can download the album via AirplayDirect or request a digital download by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on The Crowe Brothers, visit www.CroweBrothers.com