Award-winning bluegrass artist Rick Faris has released the lead-off single from his forthcoming album, “Deep River.” Written by Faris and Mark “Brink” Brinkman and produced by Stephen Mougin of Dark Shadow Recording, “Deep River” marks the first release since Faris announced his departure from Special Consensus. Faris is currently wrapping up production on his sophomore album The Next Mountain due out this summer. Click HERE to find “Deep River" on your preferred digital platform. Click HERE to listen to "Deep River" on YouTube.
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On working with the musicians for The Next Mountain, Faris explains, “This has been long overdue for my pickers soul! The groove was instant and they are all great friends of mine, as well as top class musicians. I’m honored they wanted to be on the project and cannot thank them enough for their beautiful talents and everything they brought to the recording session!”
The release of “Deep River” follows Faris chart-topping debut project Breaking In Lonesome in 2019. The record reached No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today Charts and hit No. 6 in Bluegrass Today’s Top 10 albums of 2019.
Faris’ strong desire to shine out with a genuine connection to the fans and players on stage caught Dark Shadow Recording label head Stephen Mougin’s attention. Mougin signed Faris as a solo artist in September of 2018. Mougin explains, “Rick is a tremendously talented picker, singer, songwriter, and performer and it has been a joy to watch him grow since I first met him in 2002. For this album, he got out of his comfort zone and started co-writing with some of Bluegrass’s finest, coming up with a really strong collection of songs. The fiery band of pickers kept inspiring each other and elevating the recording, allowing for some powerful music. I’m thrilled for folks to hear this new single and get a glimpse of Rick climbing The Next Mountain.
Faris has assembled a cast of amazing Bluegrass pickers and singers for The Next Mountain and it will feature all original tracks.
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