20121018

Chris Brashear Chooses Hearth PR for New CD Promotion

Image634861920743107441HearthPR is proud to be promoting Chris Brashear, who brings effortless folk mastery to his new album, Heart of the Country

To anyone who knows his career, it should come as no surprise. From Missouri to Italy, Chris Brashear has called many places home, but he’s always traveled with a musical instrument in hand.

Skilled on guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and bass, Chris is a highly sought-after musician.

From touring as the fiddler for folk duo Robin and Linda Williams, and forming a stunning super-group of bluegrass musicians in Perfect Strangers (featuring Bob Black, an ex-Bill Monroe band member, Jody Stecher, and Peter McLaughlin), Chris Brashear has been at the forefront of American roots music for years.

On Heart of the Country, though, what stands out are his beautiful vocals and rock-solid songwriting skills. He sings with the conviction of a true musician and the wisdom Image634861921940545931of someone who’s seen much of his life on the road.

And these are road stories. Stories of people like the rural dancers in “Mama’s Opry,” the old men remembering their hard pasts in “Time the Perfect Stranger,” and the hazy springtime of a day spent driving through the Midwest in “Hills of Arkansas.”

To add to Chris’ songwriting and singing, Heart of the Country pulls in a cast of talented musicians, including Tim O’Brien (fiddle, mandolin), Mike Compton (mandolin), Todd Phillips (upright bass), Al Perkins (pedal steel guitar),and Hollis Brashear (harmony vocals).

Produced by Grammy Award winner Jim Rooney (Nanci Griffith, Iris DeMent, John Prine), this album is the complete package, and clear proof that Chris Brashear is a musician’s musician, respected by his many peers for his obvious talents.

Heart of the Country at once has the effortless-sounding grace of bluegrass merged with the newness of a songwriter’s gift.

 


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