Catch the 'Ghost': Full Cord's Spectral Single Makes its Debut

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Thursday, July 27, 2023

Grateful Web is thrilled to present the premiere of "Ghost of Good Times," the compelling first single from Full Cord, Michigan's powerhouse bluegrass ensemble and recipients of the 2022 IBMA Momentum Band Of The Year and 2022 Telluride Festival Band contest winner accolades.

Renowned for their distinct blend of traditional bluegrass with a contemporary twist, Full Cord has carved out a special place in the hearts of bluegrass enthusiasts nationwide. Their forthcoming album "Cambium," set to release in November on Nashville’s Dark Shadow Recordings, has fans waiting with bated breath.

"Ghost of Good Times" sets a remarkable precedent for what's to come, with a poignant narrative deeply interwoven with the band members' personal journeys. The song is a creation of Glenn House, a longtime music partner of Brian Oberlin (Mando, vocals), and delves into themes of addiction and the struggle to let go. Full Cord's rendition takes these somber undertones and infuses them with an energetic twist, a dance with the Ghost, if you will.

The band, comprising of Eric Langejans on guitar and vocals, Todd Kirchner on bass, Grant Flick on fiddle, Brian Oberlin on mandolin and vocals, and the latest addition, award-winning banjoist Ricky Mier, has found its groove, with each member contributing unique strands to the rich tapestry of their sound.

Bluegrass icon Billy Strings lends his endorsement to the band, reminiscing about the good old days of playing music into the early hours with the Full Cord crew. His ringing endorsement speaks to the talent, dedication, and deep love of bluegrass that resonates in each of Full Cord's performances.

Grateful Web invites you to step into this vibrant world of Full Cord's music and witness the premiere of "Ghost of Good Times" that is as moving as it is invigorating. This song is not just a testament to Full Cord's musical mastery, but also a promise of the electrifying journey their upcoming album promises to be.

Without further ado, we invite you to join us in this exciting premiere. Watch the video here: