Flatland Cavalry dishes out new disc
Friday, July 2, 2021 – Flatland Cavalry's third album, "Welcome to Countryland," is out today. Produced by Jake Gear and recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios, "Welcome to Countryland" finds the sextet's traditional Texas roots infused with a fresh modern sound. The 14 tracks include collaborations with Hailey Whitters
("...Meantime") and Kaitlin Butts ("Life Without You"). Based in both Texas and Nashville, Flatland Cavalry is Cleto Cordero (vocals,
acoustic guitar), Jason Albers (drums, background vocals), Jonathan Saenz
(bass, background vocals), Reid Dillon (electric guitar), Wesley Hall (fiddle)
and Adam Gallegos (piano, keys, mandolin, banjo). The disc also features special guest musicians Spencer Cullum (steel guitar), Jim
Hoke (harmonica, jaw harp) and Billy Justineau (B3 organ).
CD reviews for Flashback
Nearly a quarter century ago, J. D. Crowe resurrected the New South with a group of - relatively - youthful musicians to record the album "Flashback," a seminal album within the Crowe and 'traditional' bluegrass archives. Dobroman Phil Leadbetter reunited the group for a series of 20th anniversary shows, and the outfit - with Stuart Wyrick taking over the 5 - released the popular "Foxhounds and Fiddles" in early 2017; a year later the now four-piece band, minus ...
Flashback is the name of the new band, but secondly it is a call back to the days when this collection of pickers were The New South along with J.D. Crowe, on Crowe's 1994 album, "Flashback." Needless to say, the name has a lot going on.
"Foxhounds and Fiddles" is a solid debut effort. The title track opens the recording with an upbeat recollection of life in a sawmill town up in the mountains penned by guitarist Richard Bennett and mandolin picker Don Risby. ...