In a generous move this week, Playing On The Planet has offered ALL the songs on its new album as FREE digital downloads via their website at http://PlayingOnThePlanet.com. The free downloads will go away the moment the physical CDs are made available in April, so you’ll want to jump on this. The band asks that radio programmers who prefer digital downloads to hold off until mid-April when the new album will be made available through Airplay Direct.
Playing On The Planet has been recording this third full-length album, rightfully titled Playing On The Planet for most of the past year at Nashville’s Rec Room Studio.
It really is worth a visit to the band’s download page to listen to or download the music. There is a wealth of information that the band provides along with the music. There are quaint back stories on each of the eleven songs as well as photos, list of guest artists and interesting instrumentation descriptions.
Within the musical line up, there is a unique version of Bill Monroe’s “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz” with band leader Lisa Jacobi and the respected Fletcher Bright playing twin fiddles. The band arranged the song as a medley with a well known computer game tune called “Fake Wings” that is wildly popular amongst the Asian techno set. The band believes that online searches for “Fake Wings” will bring an entire new audience to the beauty of bluegrass music.
Playing On The Planet is dually-produced by the band’s leader, the multi-crafted Lisa Jacobi along with Nashville’s Ben Surratt. Along with Lisa, the band on the album includes Dennis Mixon, Pete Dasher and Jarrod Payne plus a slew of musical guests.