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Edgar Loudermilk Signs with Pinecastle Records

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Edgar LoudermilkPinecastle Records is pleased to announce that Edgar Loudermilk has signed with the label. An as yet to be titled album is already in the works and set for a release in 2016. Loudermilk will be performing upcoming dates touring as the Edgar Loudermilk Band featuring Jeff Autry. Some of the tunes in their live performance will showcase music from Pinecastle’s Bluegrass 90’s series as well as Autry’s solo Pinecastle release, Foothills.

Regarding this latest step, Edgar says, “We are so excited to be a part of the team here at Pinecastle! This album has been a great experience, and landing a home with Pinecastle is a great fit. The new album is a collection of original tunes with a few old classics. We will be supporting this album with dates on the books for The Edgar Loudermilk Band featuring Jeff Autry, and will also be available at Adkins & Loudermilk shows. Pinecastle is also bringing Jeff Autry’s album, Foothills, back in print to be available at shows. Our upcoming single fits the traditional bluegrass format that we love so much. Thanks so much to Pinecastle Records, we are looking forward to be part of a great team here!”

Edgar Loudermilk is a veteran bluegrass vocalist, bass player, and songwriter who taught himself to play by rote, listening to the Bluegrass Album BandVolume 1 recording. He was heavily influenced by his father and grandfather as well as his well known relatives, The Louvin Brothers. Loudermilk played in his family’s band from age nine until the age of 20 when he joined the regionally popular group, Carolina Crossfire. It was during this time that he decided to pursue a professional career in music. He went on to be a member of Rhonda Vincent’s band, then Marty Raybon’s Full Circle, and eventually a member of Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out by 2006. Loudermilk already has two highly acclaimed solo albums under his belt as well as a recent collaboration recording with Dave Adkins. With his upcoming release, he joins the Pinecastle Records family of artists.

Singer-Songwriter, Edgar Loudermilk is currently celebrating two chart albums - his solo project and the debut album by Adkins & Loudermilk. Adkins & Loudermilk received the 2015 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year Award earlier this year.

Loudermilk certainly has music running through his veins. A relative of the famous Louvin Brothers and being surrounded by music at an early age, he was no surprise he was only nine when he began playing bass in his family’s band. Influenced greatly by his father and grandfather, Loudermilk cut his teeth on bluegrass by learning to play bass to the legendary record, “Bluegrass Album Band Volume 1” record.
He continued to play in his family’s band until joining Carolina Crossfire. The band had quite a following and it wasn’t long before he decided to try his hand at on a larger professional scale, a decision that has made him a staple for elite artists in bluegrass music.

Loudermilk previously toured with award-winning bluegrass queen Rhonda Vincent, followed by a gig as bass player and tenor singer in Marty Raybon’s (then newly formed group) Full Circle. He would back up Marty Raybon for almost five years.

In 2006, Loudermilk took over the bass playing and singing duties and became the newest member of IIIrd Tyme Out, replacing longtime bass player Ray Deaton in July, 2007. Late 2013, he left that band, and partnered with Dave Adkins to form the new Adkins & Loudermilk.

Loudermilk is also an impressive songwriter having written all twelve songs on his first album titled Roads Traveled and all 15 songs on his album My Big Chance Tomorrow. The album appeared on numerous radio charts and also hit the Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Bluegrass Albums of 2014 chart. His strong, confident bass playing, and vocal prowess is the foundation for this solid record.

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