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WEEP LITTLE WILLOW
A New Album by Larry Stephenson Band Now Released
Album Release Concert Postponed Due to North Carolina Flooding
Raleigh, N.C. (October 14, 2016) – From the very first note, fans of traditional bluegrass music can identify the smooth tenor vocals of Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, Larry Stephenson. Combine Stephenson’s award-winning voice with the talents of Kenny Ingram, Kevin Richardson, Matt Wright on upright bass with guest Aubrey Haynie, and you’ve got an exciting new album release with Weep Little Willow.
The album was produced by Ben Surratt and Larry Stephenson and released today on Whysper Dream Music. The Larry Stephenson Band had planned a special album release party at Lorraine’s Coffee House in Garner, N.C.tonight, but it will be rescheduled due to the devastating flooding in Eastern N.C. as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
Weep Little Willow can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and more fine retail outlets. For purchases made at larrystephensonband.com before midnight tonight, Stephenson is offering a free download of the band’s 2015 SPBGMA Album of the Year Award Winning album Pull Your Savior In.
Tracks on the new album include:
01 Yesterday’s Gone 2:28 (C. Stuart, W. Kidd)
02 It Almost Feels Like Love 2:25 (Randall Hylton)
03 Sweet Little Darling (Don’t You Cry) 2:55 (Billy Smith, Jon Weisberger)
04 Let Those Brown Eyes Smile At Me 3:16 (R. Nail)
05 Nail My Shoes To The Floor 2:27 (Bill Anderson)
06 Weep Little Willow, Weep 3:25 (Donna Ulisse, Rick Stanley)
07 Before I Met You 2:35 (Charles L. Seitz, Joe Lewis, William J. Denny)
08 Kentucky Waltz 3:52 (Bill Monroe)
09 Ruby’s Purse 3:14 (Jerry Salley, Suzanne Mumpower Johnson)
10 Free Me From This Old Chain Gang 3:07 (Mac Wiseman)
11 Best Laid Plans 3:49 (Rick Lang, Troy Engle)
12 Midnight Train 2:34 (Alton Delmore)
On October 22, the Larry Stephenson Band will perform at the Flat-Iron Farm Bluegrass for Hospice event in MD., October 28 at the BooGrass Bluegrass Festival in VA, November 11 at the Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival in FL, November 12 at Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor in GA, November 18 at the All American Indoor Bluegrass Festival in VA, and November 25 at the South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in S.C.
For more tour dates and information on the band, please visit larrystephensonband.com.
Photography, Album Artwork & Design: Dreama Stephenson
MORE ON LARRY STEPHENSON
Throughout his 25-year career fronting his own band, and almost forty years as a major touring performer, Larry Stephenson has been well-recognized and awarded by fans and his peers in the recording industry. In 1996, Stephenson was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame by the Virginia Folk Music Association. Since that time, he has garnered numerous other awards including being named Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year by the Society and Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA.) In 2015, SPBGMA honored the Larry Stephenson Band with the 2015 SPBGMA Album of the Year Award for the Larry Stephenson Band’s album, Pull Your Savior In.
In 2008, the IBMA Recorded Event of the Year was awarded to the album, Everett Lilly & Everybody and Their Brother, featuring Everett Lilly, Bea Lilly, Charles Lilly, Daniel Lilly, Mark Lilly, Marty Stuart, Rhonda Vincent, Billy Walker, Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury, David Ball, Charlie Cushman, Larry Stephenson, Joe Spivey, Eddie Stubbs, Jason Carter, Dickey Lee, Freddy Weller, Mike Bub, Rad Lewis, Andy May, Darrin Vincent, Marcia Campbell, Clay Rigdon, Eric Blankenship & Bill Wolfenbarger.
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Larry Stephenson Band Announces
New Members and Upcoming New Album
Nashville, TN (August 20, 2014) --
The award-winning Larry Stephenson
Band is proud to announce new members, bass player Matt
Wright and guitarist Kevin
Richardson. They will join Larry
Stephenson and Kenny
Ingram in celebrating
the band’s25th Anniversary this
year and their upcoming new album release, PULL
YOUR SAVIOR IN. The first single is set for release later
this month and will include special guests Jimmy
Fortune, David Parmley, and Dale
Wright’s first show with The Larry Stephenson Band was during this year’s
Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival in Indiana. Matt is
currently a senior at ETSU in the music program and lives in Waynesville,
N.C. Matt said, “I'm very honored to be playing alongside of such
legends, and such great people. And I hope to continue musical endeavors
with the LSB for years to come.
Richardson, from Asheboro, N.C., previously toured with Larry for four
years. He will rejoin the band beginning August 29 at the Petal Civic
Center in Petal, MS. Kevin was part of The Larry Stephenson Band’s 20th
Anniversary album on Whysper Dream Music that received the IBMA Recorded
Event of the Year Award in 2010, and also part of the band’s latest album,
WHAT REALLY MATTERS on
Compass Records. "I am pleased to return to Larry and the group. I have
many memories with Larry and look forward to making many more with his
great band - and making some good music," said Kevin.
Stephenson is highly regarded as one of bluegrass music's finest high lead
and tenor vocalist and has been headlining concerts and festivals for 25
years. He has received numerous awards and recognitions during his
impressive career including the 2010 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award
for his album, GIVE THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR HEART – 20TH ANNIVERSARY.
Larry is a 5-time winner of the Contemporary Male Vocalist of the
Year Award from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music. He
can also be heard singing baritone on Donna Ulisse’s 2014 IBMA Gospel
Recorded Performance of the Year Award Nominated song, “Wait A Little
Longer Please Jesus.”
member, Kenny Ingram has been with The Larry Stephenson Band since 2009.
His first professional job was with James Monroe and The Midnight
Ramblers, before joining Jimmy Martin and The Sunny Mountain Boys in 1972.
Kenny later joined Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass which gained him
world acclaim from their appearances each week day morning on The Martha
White Show broadcast on WSM radio. Later, Kenny rejoined Jimmy Martin,
before touring with Curly Seckler and also Rhonda Vincent & The Rage.
For more information on The Larry
Stephenson Band and to view their entire schedule, please visit their websiteand
join them on Facebook.
Aug. 16, 2014.
Nashville, TN. Larry Stephenson and Whysper Dream Music announce new
publicity company to work the groups latest release due out September
2014. Hope River Entertainment's, Penni McDaniel will now lead Whypser
Dream Music in all publicity locally and abroad on the all gospel
project "Pull Your Savior In". This new album will be the latest to come
out on Whysper Dream Music. Larry and wife Dreama, owners of the
company are pleased to sign with Hope River Entertainment and look forward
to a great partnership.
Aug. 19, 2011. Nashville, TN. The Compass
Records Group is pleased to announce that Larry Stephenson, one of
bluegrass music's preeminent high lead vocalists and bandleaders, has
signed to Compass Records. Stephenson will begin work at Compass Sound
Studio this fall on a new project with a targeted release date of early
2012. He will be sharing the production duties with engineer/co-producer
The signing follows on the heels of the Larry
Stephenson Band's win for Recorded Event of the Year at the 2010
International Bluegrass Music Awards for his most recent effort "20th
Anniversary". Stephenson, formerly signed to Pinecastle Records, is a
native of Virginia. He began his professional career as a member of Bill
Harrell & The Virginians and went on to tour with the Bluegrass Cardinals
before relocating to Nashville in the 90's and forming the Larry
Since that time, Stephenson has received many
awards and accolades from the bluegrass community including multiple IBMA
awards and 5 Contemporary Male Vocalist of the year awards from the
Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music. He is considered by many
to be one of the premiere torchbearers for the traditional bluegrass sound
created by first generation legends Jimmy Martin, Mac Wiseman, Jim &
Jesse, The Osborne Brothers and others.
The Compass Records Group is an internationally
recognized roots music company with a diverse roster of artists including
leaders in the bluegrass, Celtic, singer/songwriter and adult pop genres.
(father-in-law), you will be missed.
You were a GREAT man!
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