NewFound Road heads back to studio
Friday, November 16, 2007
– Bluegrass band NewFound Road will head back into the studio in December to record its second album for Rounder Records.
Tim Shelton said during a tour stop in the Boston area that the quintet would start recording Dec. 8 in Nashville. Jim VanCleve is going to help produce.
The band's last disc was "Life in a Song" out in 2006.
Since then, mandolinist Rob Baker has left the group. He was replaced by Joe Booher, who was with family band The Boohers. Justin Moses also is on Dobro.
Banjo player Jr. Williams said he hoped the disc would out in time for the IBMAs in 2008.
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