Mountain Fever Records is elated to announce the release of brand new music from newly signed ClayBank. “Queen of Carolina” is available to radio and consumers today, and is the first single from the upcoming album, No Escape, due for release April 27.
Take yourself back to the 1970’s and 80’s when you first heard the sounds of J.D. Crowe and the New South and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Remember what you felt when you heard this fresh sounding bluegrass with deep roots and vocalists that reached for those high lonesome notes throughout the make up of the song? Now close your eyes and listen to ClayBank’s new single, “Queen of Carolina,” and you’ll find yourself in a time warp of excited emotion four decades later. That’s what listening to ClayBank will do every time. Although half the band is not yet in their 20s, they somehow manage to emulate the great bands of that era while making it sound all their own.
“Queen of Carolina” is the first single from their upcoming album, No Escape, produced by Danny Roberts. Sung by the band’s mandolinist, Zack Arnold, and written by banjo-player Tyler Thompson, the single speaks of the oft-told story of being on the road away from the one you love: