20150112

Flatt Lonesome - One of Five to Watch in 2015 !

Flatt Lonesome, a polished, coed string band, is guided by its young members’ visions of modern bluegrass Flatt Lonesome has scored some rather nice kudos from country music's CMT Edge.  The online publication rated them as one of "Five Acts to Watch in 2015."

Flatt Lonesome, a polished, coed string band, is guided by its young members’ visions of modern bluegrass according to the article published last week.

Already, Flatt Lonesome has received pats on the back from the two biggest organizations in bluegrass — the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America and the  International Bluegrass Music Association.

Veterans in the field couldn’t have been happier to see a young sextet come along playing straight bluegrass,  and doing it with precision.

Flatt Lonesome is a young, new group of pickers fresh to the scene. While deeply-rooted in bluegrass music’s historic classics, they also have an energetic flair for country sounds, progressive jams, and soul-stirring gospel music while never forsaking their traditional essence.

The band was born from the Robertson family’s bluegrass gospel band, Sandy Creek Revival. Pastor Dolton Robertson, his wife Lisa, and their three children Kelsi, Buddy, and Charli began playing as a group just a few years ago because of their love of bluegrass and the desire to play music together as a family. This quickly grew into a passion for the Robertson children with a great longing to travel, write, and record. So, in January 2011, Kelsi, Charli and Buddy teamed up with friends Dominic Illingworth, Michael Stockton, and Paul Harrigill (who is now married to Kelsi as of September 21, 2012) and became FLATT LONESOME.

The best part is that this coed, family group (three Robertson siblings, one of their spouses and two friends) has found room to maneuver within the form.  They bring contemporary brightness and precision to their three-part harmonies.

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