Bowregard's Debut Album Out Now

Article Contributed by LiveLoud | Published on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Colorado bluegrass outfit Bowregard are proud to announce the release of their debut full-length album Arrows - out now. The album release follows the premiere of the band’s new single “High on a Mountain” on The Bluegrass Situation last Friday, and the band’s first single “Fallen Angels” which premiered on American Songwriter earlier in June. Recorded in the band’s hometown of Boulder, CO at e-Town Studios (home of the nationally syndicated eTown radio show), the 10-track album capitalizes on the quintet’s fleet-fingered flatpicking, captivating original songwriting, and seamless three-part harmonies. Arrows is now available on all major digital platforms. Listen to the full album HERE

Sonically inspired by both traditional bluegrass and progressive string music, Arrows delivers a driving modern take on American acoustic music. One highlight is the band’s take on Ola Belle Reed’s bluegrass classic “High on a Mountain”, which was reimagined in a minor key by guitarist Max Kabat and banjoist James Armington. “On “High on a Mountain” we created a new chord structure that emphasized the lonesomeness and desperation contained in the words of the original song” the band tells The Bluegrass Situation. “We put a soaring minor harmony in the chorus that played to the band’s fondness for tight three-part vocals. The result is a haunting new perspective on a beloved standard of the bluegrass repertoire." Read more about “High on a Mountain” and listen to the track on The Bluegrass Situation HERE.

The highly anticipated full-length studio album release follows the band’s victory at both the 2019 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest and the 2018 Ullrgrass Bluegrass Festival Band Contest. Arrows features a mix of original songwriting and creative rearrangements of bluegrass and old-time tunes, showcasing the band’s knack for finding common ground in modern and classic songs, and proving why they are quickly becoming a household name.

Produced by bluegrass legend Nick Forster of Hot Rize and eTown, Arrows is a powerful and hook-laden testimony to the continued evolution of bluegrass and acoustic music. 

Arrows is currently available through all digital streaming platforms. Listen to the full album HERE

Tracklisting

  1. Fallen Angels

  2. A Reasonable Man (Killdozer)

  3. Sage, the Western Basil

  4. Formaldehyde

  5. High on a Mountain

  6. Cousin Sally Brown

  7. Nothin' to It

  8. Arrows

  9. Flannery's Dream

  10. The Henrys

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