TWISTED PINE's new single "Lonestar" is available now through all digital outlets

Article Contributed by Propeller Publicity | Published on Sunday, June 16, 2024

Boston-based acoustic quartet Twisted Pine have a new single, "Lonestar," out now through all streaming outlets via Signature Sounds Records. The fiddle tune, a traveling song written by fiddler/lead singer Kathleen Parks, finds the virtuosic group putting their own spirited, genre-bending take on traditional bluegrass. It's one of three songs the band recorded for their recent PASTE Magazine session at Merlefest in North Carolina. Dobro legend Jerry Douglas joins the band for two of the songs, including their mashup of "The One I Love is Gone" (Bill Monroe) and "El Chepe" (Vulfpeck); watch the entire session HERE.

PASTE praised the single writing "time changes abound, featuring an epic instrumental bridge with room to stretch out, evocative of the Grateful Dead’s deepest space explorations."

Parks shares the inspiration behind the song: "'Lonestar' is one of our most explicitly bluegrass-influenced songs, drawing especially upon the more spiritual and mystical end of the bluegrass spectrum. Bill Monroe used to talk about the influence of the 'Ancient Tones' on his music, which we understood to be a certain mysterious quality or sound or vibe that is as old as the mountains, timeless and universal across humanity. And he would write songs around really heavy themes, like mortality and the afterlife. Sonically and lyrically, we were going for our own modern take on that expansive, cosmic quality he was able to evoke on songs like 'My Last Days on Earth' or 'Walls of Time' which he wrote with Peter Rowan."

Twisted Pine will be back on the road hitting festivals and U.S. markets this summer and fall; look for more news soon and check this space for updates: