"Happy New Year to all of you!! We hope 2016 brings much joy, health ,and happiness to each and every one of you! Thanks to all of the DJ'S for the spins and all of you for the requests! Great to see Georgia Mountain Man make it into the top ten songs for 2015!!! This means the world to me, especially with it being a song about my Grandpa Marvin Loudermilk!!! We have a new single coming out with Pinecastle records here in the next week, so looking forward to the next year check out our website at www.edgarloudermilk.com, we have been adding a lot of dates for our 2016 tour and we hope to see you all very soon!!" -Edgar
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ZACK AUTRY ENDORSED BY ACCLAIMED GEORGIAN MASTER LUTHIER RANDY WOOD
Every young professional musician hopes for a moment in their career when a personal feeling of accomplishment from something so unexpected, will seem to justify all of the hard work that is put into the craft day in and day out. That’s how Zack Autry felt when Randy Wood handed him one of his custom crafted mandolins following his show with the Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry, on March 19. He was shocked, incredibly happy, proud, and grateful.
“I’ve known Randy Wood through my dad, Jeff, since I was probably about 10 years old or so. He and dad are good friends, with dad playing at Randy’s Picking Parlor and events that he’s been involved in for a very long time. I know over the years it has always been a highlight of our family vacations to Savannah to just stop by and talk. I’ve always had a wonderful, insightful experience at Randy’s shop and have usually gotten the opportunity to either hear or play some of the most well-built instruments before we leave. He’s an absolutely fantastic luthier and artist, as his career and the respect of his peers speak for themselves. He is also a very fine human being. There truly is only ONE Randy Wood.” -Zack Autry
There’s such a great history behind Randy Wood, the man, the luthier shop, the pickin’ parlor, I encourage all of you to visit the website, take in a show, and stop by the store. Randy says that he tried to be a musician himself early on but there was no money in it, so he tries to help other musicians when he can and wishes he could help more. When asked why he chose Zack Autry to endorse with one of his custom instruments, Wood had this to say:
“I like Zack and I think of Jeff like a stepson. I think the world of his Dad and his Granddad. Zack has come along real good with his playing and seems like a worthy recipient of a decent mandolin. Hopefully it will help him continue to bloom.” -Randy Wood
You can hear Zack Autry make beautiful music with his brand new Randy Wood model F-5 Mandolin at many upcoming dates with the Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry, across the USA and Canada in 2016. Check the tour schedule here and stay tuned to Facebook Events updated daily!
Edgar Loudermilk New Single "My Kentucky Home" Available on iTunes
The Edgar Loudermilk Band, Featuring Jeff Autry had such a great time on their West Coast Tour and enjoyed every minute of the hospitality that the fine folks out there displayed! Edgar and the boys hope to be playing a show near YOU this year, please take a look at this list of some of the upcoming shows this year then check the website at www.EdgarLoudermilk.com for more details.
Anderson SC, Pigeon Forge TN, Raleigh NC, Shingle Springs CA, Alto GA, Salyersville KY, Gloucester VA,
Cayce SC, Lanexa VA, Cleveland TN, Duncan OK
Melanie Wilson, Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions February 2, 2016
SEL operations are headquartered just North of Chattanooga in Cleveland, TN., and it’s Owner/CEO Gregory A. Swift has been a Bluegrass enthusiast for over 35 years, attending his first bluegrass concert in Breckenridge, CO. in the 80’s, to see New Grass Revival. Over the past several years, Swift came to appreciate and follow the John Cowan Band, and was an audience member at many shows enjoying Jeff Autry alongside Cowan.
"Jeff and I became friends and he's been playing Swift Enterprises events regularly for some time. In 2015, the Edgar Loudermilk Band, Featuring Jeff Autry, played our party and everyone really enjoyed the sound and talent up on the stage. The idea of a possible tour sponsorship by Swift Enterprises for Edgar and Jeff sounded like a great match and we look forward to an incredible 2016 season!” - Gregory A. Swift, CEO
January 12, 2016 - Melanie Wilson, Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions
Swift Enterprises, LLC to Sponsor Tour for Edgar Loudermilk Band, Featuring Jeff Autry
Edgar Loudermilk Signs with Pinecastle Records
Pinecastle 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.
“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
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.
Enjoy This Studio SNEAK PEEK of "Georgia Maple"!
EDGAR LOUDERMILK TO LAUNCH PREMIERE ALASKAN BLUEGRASS ADVENTURE
Edgar Loudermilk has been very busy this past year producing a group of Festivals with interested sponsors through his young company Edgar Loudermilk Music Productions. Loudermilk has just announced that, together with King Salmon Lodge, the Great Alaskan Fish 'n Pick 2016 will launch its flagshipadventure in August. In addition to taking part in guided fishing, bear viewing and amazing meals and lodging, you will have first class Bluegrass instruction at the hands of the extremely talented Jeff Autry (guitar), Alan Bibey (mandolin), Jason Davis (banjo) and Edgar Loudermilk (bass). You can read all about this unique Bluegrass and Outdoorsman experience at www.AlaskaFishnPick.com, and find it on Facebook for updates about the event.
2016 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for Edgar Loudermilk including the recent release of the first single off his highly anticipated solo album on Pinecastle Records; a jam packed show schedule for his touring band, Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry; and last week's news that their tour has been fully sponsored complete with new passenger van wrap and tour expenses covered by Swift Enterprises, LLC.
Aside from the tour and the new album coming out, Edgar plans to continue to build his music production company, venturing into more regions with his events and working with a wide variety of sponsors and investors that share his passion and respect for Bluegrass music and bringing it to the people. In addition to the Great Alaskan Fish 'n Pick, Edgar Loudermilk Music Productions currently offers the widely successful Anderson County Halloween Boograss Bash (SC), set to announce it's 2016 lineup very soon, Bluegrass Farm Jam (GA), YAM JAM (SC), and has some other exciting irons in the fire. Stay tuned for updates in 2016! www.EdgarLoudermilk.com
New Single from Edgar Loudermilk for Radio
Edgar Loudermilk, newly signed to Pinecastle Records, is releasing the single “My Kentucky Home” to radio. The song is from his upcoming Pinecastle release to be titled Georgia Maple. The song is an Edgar Loudermilk penned original and features the same lineup of musicians from the full album: Edgar Loudermilk – lead vocals and bass, Jeff Autry – guitar and harmony vocals, Zack Autry – mandolin and harmony vocals, Glen Crain – Dobro, Chris Wade – Banjo.
Loudermilk will be touring in 2016 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 Jeff Autry’s solo Pinecastle release, Foothills, which will be newly back in print.
Edgar Loudermilk is a veteran bluegrass vocalist, bass player, and songwriter who taught himself to play by rote, listening to the Bluegrass Album Band Volume 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.