Michigan-Based Full Cord Offers a Unique Blend of Bluegrass and Funk in Their Latest Single “Reelin' In The Years”

Article Contributed by Dark Shadow Re… | Published on Sunday, October 15, 2023

Renowned bluegrass ensemble, Full Cord, is thrilled to announce the release of their third single, “Reelin' In The Years” (https://sc.lnk.to/bIHJ92), extracted from their forthcoming album "Cambium" (https://sc.lnk.to/TT9CGT). Full Cord, celebrated recipients of the 2022 IBMA Momentum Band Award and victors of the 2022 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, continue to ride the wave of success and musical innovation, thrilling fans and critics alike with their impeccable musicianship and inventive arrangements.

Stephen Mougin, the esteemed producer behind “Cambium,” recounts his initial exposure to the band’s rendition of “Reelin’ In The Years”: “I heard Full Cord perform “Reelin’ In The Years” a couple of times and it knocked me out. They have a firm grasp of the bluegrassy version, but also fully commit to the funky rhythm of the original Steely Dan recording. When we started planning for the album, I insisted that this be part of the full project. They dug even deeper in the studio and I’m really proud of the way this turned out!”

In “Reelin' In The Years,” the talented lineup featuring Brian Oberlin (Vocal/Mandolin), Eric Langejans (Harmony Vocal/Guitar), Grant Flick (Fiddle), Todd Kirchner (Bass), Ricky Mier (Banjo), and guest artist Katie Kirchner (Guest Harmony Vocal) meticulously weave elements of traditional bluegrass with the distinctive funk rhythms iconic to the original Steely Dan recording. The result is a fresh and invigorating take on a classic, showcasing Full Cord's ability to dance across genre boundaries with finesse and a profound respect for musical roots.

A Night of Energetic Bluegrass to Celebrate “Cambium”

Full Cord invites fans, fellow musicians, and music enthusiasts to join them in celebrating the release of "Cambium" with a special performance at The Station Inn in Nashville, TN, on November 10. The night promises a captivating showcase of the band's latest work, vibrant arrangements, and the raw, kinetic energy that has solidified Full Cord as a must-watch act on the bluegrass scene.

Explore the rhythmic layers and melodic prowess of Full Cord in "Reelin' In The Years" and stay tuned for the complete auditory journey in "Cambium."

For more information on Full Cord, upcoming tour dates, and booking inquiries, please visit: https://fullcord.net/shows.

About Full Cord

Full Cord is a Michigan-based bluegrass band celebrated for their intricate arrangements, innovative covers, and masterful, genre-transcending musicianship. With accolades including the 2022 IBMA Momentum Band Award and triumph in the 2022 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Full Cord continues to explore, expand, and elevate the bluegrass genre, offering audiences a rich, dynamic, and thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.