Lonesome Day Records' All-Star Bluegrass Tribute to Bob Seger, SILVER BULLET BLUEGRASS, Coming July 12

Article Contributed by so much MOORE media | Published on Friday, April 19, 2024

Lonesome Day Records is pleased to announce the release of an all-star Bluegrass tribute to BOB SEGER, SILVER BULLET BLUEGRASS, on July 12 via Sony/The Orchard. The 13-track album, which features Bo Bice, Carson Peters, Gary Nichols, Jeff Parker, Josh Shilling, Keith Garrett, Larry Cordle, Robert Hale, Shonna Tucker, Tim Shelton, Tim Stafford, Bill Taylor, and Ward Hayden, will be available on vinyl, disc, and all streaming platforms, with a pre-sale starting June 28.

Produced by Randall Deaton (Larry Cordle, Ralph Stanley II, Blue Moon Rising), and engineered by Deaton, Jimmy Nutt, and Gary Nichols, the project first came to life back in 2012. A few tracks were cut, but other commitments got in the way and life moved on. Deaton acquired a business called Lake Fanny Hooe Resort and Campground located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and that kept the album on the back burner. Several years later, Deaton’s commitment to the tribute was reignited in part by the enthusiasm of engineer Jimmy Nutt (Jason Isbell, The Dead South, The Blind Boys of Alabama) and Grammy award-winning artist/songwriter Gary Nichols (The SteelDrivers). “Seger’s songs are timeless and the vocal performances by these artists were too good to stay hidden any longer,” Deaton notes. “I am incredibly proud of this record.”

The album’s first single, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” (released on February 23) gives listeners a taste of what’s in store. Featuring American Idol star Bo Bice, the record is drawing large streaming numbers and media attention. Melissa Clarke (Americana Highways) calls the track “nonstop … sexy, smoky,” noting it includes “frenzied guitar and mandolin and whirls of the banjo.” Bice excels with an edgy vocal that sizzles.

SILVER BULLET BLUEGRASS also showcases vocal performances by Grammy-award winner, Kentucky Music Hall of Famer singer/songwriter Larry Cordle; IBMA award winner and member of The Boxcars and Blue Moon Rising Keith Garrett; multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and member of Wildfire Robert Hale; singer/songwriter/guitarist Ward Hayden (The Outliers formerly known as Girls Guns & Glory); Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Gary Nichols; singer/mandolinist, Jeff Parker (founding member of Dailey & Vincent and former member of The Lonesome River Band); The Voice alumnus and young Bluegrass fiddler Carson Peters; Tim Shelton, Bluegrass fan favorite and founder of The Tim Shelton Syndicate; Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Josh Shilling; Grammy award-winning guitarist/singer/songwriter, and two-time IBMA Songwriter of the Year Tim Stafford; popular Eastern Kentucky newcomers, The Appalachian Heatherns' vocalist/bassist, Bill Taylor; and singer/songwriter/bassist and former member of the Drive-By Truckers Shonna Tucker.

Nearly 30 of the best and brightest Bluegrass musicians brought their talents to SBB. On Guitar are Richard Bennett, Shawn Brock, Larry Cordle, Stephen Mougin, and Gary Nichols. Mandolin players include Shawn Brock, Jeff Parker, Tony Robertson, and Darrell Webb. Richard Bailey and Ned Luberecki played Banjo, and on Bass are Mike Bub, Mike Flemming, and David Hood. Fiddle players include Tim Crouch, Shawn Lane, Megan Lynch, Carson Peters, and Tammy Rogers. Dobroists include Wayne Bridge, Phil Easterbrook, and Jake Joines. Harmony Vocals were contributed by Sarah Borges, Shawn Lane, Gary Nichols, Tim Shelton and Cindy Walker.


Long Twin Silver Line (Carson Peters)

Turn The Page (Gary Nichols)  

Hollywood Nights (Shonna Tucker)

Against The Wind (Tim Shelton)

You’ll Accompany Me (Keith Garrett)

We’ve Got Tonight (Jeff Parker)

Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man (Bo Bice)

Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight (Ward Hayden)

Main Street (Josh Shilling)

Even Now (Tim Stafford)

Feel Like A Number (Robert Hale)

Roll Me Away (Bill Taylor)

Night Moves (Larry Cordle)