Brand-new bluegrass group Flatt Lonesome is proud to announce the release of their debut album on Pisgah Ridge Records, a division of Mountain Home Records. Winner of the 2012 SPBGMA Band Championship, Flatt Lonesome is comprised of siblings Kelsi, Charli, and Buddy Robertson along with Paul Harrigill, Kelsi’s husband, and friends Dominic Illingworth and Michael Stockton. The self titled album features a mix of driving bluegrass, gospel, and unexpected covers of country music favorites. From edgy originals like “One Foot in the Grave” to pleasant surprises like the Little Big Town hit “Boondocks,” Flatt Lonesome’s passion, energy and exceptional musicianship combine to make their debut release a true standout. With high lonesome harmony, soaring sibling vocals, and powerful bluegrass musicianship, the self titled album hit the streets Tuesday, January 29th.
Flatt Lonesome is a young, new group of pickers fresh to the scene. While deeply-rooted in bluegrass music’s historic classics, they also have an energetic flair for country sounds, progressive jams, and soul-stirring gospel music while never forsaking their traditional essence. If you love high lonesome harmony, soaring sibling vocals and powerful bluegrass music, then you will love Flatt Lonesome!
Flatt Lonesome was born from the Robertson family’s bluegrass gospel band, Sandy Creek Revival. Pastor Dolton Robertson, his wife Lisa, and their three children Kelsi, Buddy, and Charli began playing as a group just a few years ago because of their love of bluegrass and the desire to play music together as a family. This quickly grew into a passion for the Robertson children with a great longing to travel, write, and record.
So, in January 2011, Kelsi, Charli and Buddy teamed up with friends Dominic Illingworth, Michael Stockton, and Paul Harrigill (who is now married to Kelsi as of September 21, 2012) and became Flatt Lonesome. In February of 2011, the band entered the SPBGMA International Band Championship in Nashville, TN and placed 3rd - not bad for the band’s very first time on stage! To commemorate the band’s first anniversary in 2012, they once again entered the SPBGMA Band Championship where they were awarded 1st place! What a way to celebrate!
If you love high lonesome harmony, soaring sibling vocals and powerful bluegrass music, then you will love Flatt Lonesome!