Nashville, TN -- Volume Five will hold a CD release party on March 9th at 6 p.m. EST at Everett's Music Barn in Suwannee, GA, to celebrate the release of their third album, Run, with Mountain Fever Records. Tickets are $15. The album hit shelves on February 26, and Its first single, "Rich Man's Daughter", was released in October and has reached number one on Bluegrass Today's Weekly Top 20 Chart.
"We're very grateful for the opportunity to play at the Barn and can't wait for our fans to hear our new music live," said lead vocalist Glen Harrell.
Volume Five came on to the music scene in 2008 and is characterized by soulful singing, dead-on harmonies and precise picking. The band is made up of seasoned performers Glen Harrell (fiddle and vocals), Patton Wages (banjo and vocals), Chris Williamson (bass and vocals), Jeff Partin (dobro, guitar & vocals) and Harry Clark (mandolin). Volume Five is currently in the studio working on a new gospel album. For more information on Volume Five, visit www.volumefivebg.com.
Songs like “Fox on the Run,” “Paradise,” and “Hickory Holler’s Tramp” were bluegrass festival favorites long ago. “Then it seems like no one would do them because they thought of it as being corny because everyone was singing them many years ago,” Harrell says. “Our opinion, and we hope the bluegrass folks agree, is if they are good songs they should be heard. We love to do songs that tell stories and that people can relate to. After all, that is what bluegrass music was founded on.” We just wanted to give them a fresh sound so that folks would say, ‘I forgot how great a song that is.’”
The title cut from Run was a song that was originally recorded for mandolin player Jesse Daniel’s solo CD. “He had it recorded but it had a much different tempo and feel to it. When we were in the studio tracking, I told Jesse I really liked that song but I was just hearing something different. So we started arranging the song to the way that I heard it. When we got it tracked, I remember Jesse saying I never even dreamed it would sound like this compared to the way it was cut on my CD. Jesse is a great songwriter and he really knows how to tell a story through a song. This is one of those songs that the crowd really gets into when we perform it live on stage.”
Other songs on the album include a new version of Charlie Louvin’s “See the Big Man Cry,” a song the band felt compelled to pay honor to by maintaining the original integrity of Louvin’s recording. "Rich Man's Daughter,” written by former Volume Five band member Colby Laney, and the project's first single, is a perfect example of what listeners have to look forward to. Glen Harrell's voice soars perfectly with the minor-sounding melody in a way that just proves this band is a reckoning force.