Rough and Ready Heart

by Blue Yonder

/
  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Rough and Ready Heart. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

    A full album purchase includes digital liner notes and lyric booklet!
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases April 13, 2018

      $12 USD  or more

    You own this

     

  • Full Digital Discography Full Digital Discography

    Get all 15 NewSong Recordings releases available on Bandcamp and save 30%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Rough and Ready Heart, City Limits, Rabbit in the Road, Ocean of Birds, Glow, Occasional Summer, The Echo Choir EP, Waltzes, and 7 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $90.99 USD or more (30% OFF)

    You own this

     

1.
Standing by the Side of the Road
2.
3.
Lost in Yesterday
4.
Dream of Jeanie
5.
Lonely Hour
6.
Well-Acquainted with the Blues
7.
Memories and Moonlight
8.
Emerald Eyes
9.
Windswept
10.
Tombstone Charlie
11.
You Can't Get there from Here
12.
Green Light

about

Every Tuesday evening since early 2013, Blue Yon- der, a trio of nationally-known musicians represent- ing diverse strands of Americana musical traditions, has given people in a small Charleston, WV, venue a soul-cleansing way to connect with themselves and each other.

With the February 2018 release of their new record- ing Rough and Ready Heart, Blue Yonder plans to bring this same experience to new audiences in similarly intimate settings beyond their home state of West Virginia.

Anchored in compelling grooves of classic country, rockabilly, swing and folk music, the band presents original songs about “living, loving and los- ing along life’s backroads and highways” that people from all walks of life can relate to.

“My songs tell stories that anyone who’s been in re- lationships or set out on a road trip can relate to, no matter where they come from,” says John Lilly, Blue Yonder’s national award-winning, and nationally traveled, performing songwriter. “It’s been great to be able to work in my home town with guys who ap- preciate playing mostly original music, and to share that music every week with our regulars, who keep coming back to hear new material.”

Blue Yonder guitarist Robert Shafer, noting the many styles of Lilly’s songwriting, appreciates that “with Blue Yonder I can stretch out more than I can with most bands.” One of few to win the prestigious Win eld Walnut Valley national at-picking contest more than once, Shafer is also known as a “spectacular rockabilly guitarist who also brings swing and bop in uences to his playing” (Washington Post).

Blue Yonder upright bass player and producer Will Carter, best known for founding the global summit of old-time musicians at the annual “Clifftop” festival in WV, reports that for him “an evening with Blue Yonder is like telling tales around a camp re – the stories we tell take me out of my speci c situation and connect me, through shared experiences and emotions, with everyone in the room.”

Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC, Rough and Ready Heart introduces listeners to charac- ters dealing with life and death, love and loss, memories and aspirations – with stories set to a pleasing arc of Amer- icana styles ranging from barn-burning rockers to gentle waltzes to mournful ballads to inspirational anthems. The band’s debut recording, Bittersweet Road, features all origi- nal songs and reached #2 on the Freeform American Roots radio chart in late 2013.

www.blueyonderhonkytonk.com
www.newsongrecordings.com

credits

releases April 13, 2018

All songs written by John Lilly © 2018 Beverly Lane Publishing (BMI) Produced and mixed by Gar Ragland
Engineered by Clay Miller / Assistant Engineer – Dowell Gandy Mastered by Jim Demain, Yes Master Studios
Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios; Asheville, NC Photos by Thomas Sayers Ellis
John Lilly – vocals and rhythm guitars (acoustic and electric) Robert Shafer – electric guitar
Will Carter – acoustic bass and harmony vocals
Tony Creasman – drums and percussion
John Cloyd Miller – harmony vocals Gar Ragland – harmony vocals

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

NewSong Recordings Asheville, North Carolina

Boutique singer-songwriter label, local in Asheville, NC.

contact / help

Contact NewSong Recordings

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code