Laurel River Line Releases "On Down The Line"

Image635106847185679265It's Here -- the official release of Laurel River Line's sophomore album, "On Down The Line".

To celebrate this latest project, the band will hold a CD Release Party on Friday, August 16th at the Laurel-London Optimist Club in London, Kentucky. 

"On Down The Line" is the second project following "Ridin' The Line", the band's debut album released March of last year.  The performance at the release party is admission free.

Originating in London, Kentucky in mid 2007, Laurel River Line began as a traditional gospel/bluegrass band formerly known as The Gospel Tradition. After playing locally in the community for several years, the band later changed their name to Laurel River Line. With various changes happening throughout the group, it was certain that founding members Matt Kirby and Matt Scarbrough wanted to ensure that the band carried through.

Image635106848747858617Co-founding members Matt K. & Matt S. helped shield the group from destruction and began to set goals to achieve in this tough industry. Alongside one another, the "Matt's" continued to share a passion for success. With their skilled drive and complimentary vocal abilities they set their standards high, which has ultimately led the group to its triumph.

Guitarist, Matt K. provides the group with a unique and original flavor with his songwriting abilities, noting that multiple tracks on the bands first album were written by him along with former banjo player, Justin Baker. Mandolin player, Matt S. delivers high tenor passionate vocals and mandolin breaks that set the group on a platform above many in the local market.

In 2011, LRL hit the scene with new members including current bass player, Brian Davidson. Brian brings to the group an energy packed bass drive that sets the skill of this band on high. While the group continued to grow vocally and instrumentally, they began work on their first album with the help of a very talented producer by the name of Randy Jones (Lonesome River Band). Within just a few short months the band was on their way to releasing an interesting blend of high energy talent to bluegrass fans.

In 2012, a very distinguished banjo player named Malachi Smith, joined the band and brought a variety of experience and drive, helping the band define their style into what they've coined today as "mash.

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