Sophomore CD From Jacob Underwood!

THE BANJO FILES, an instrumental album by Jacob Underwood, has just been released on Plum River Records.  The first single, "B-5," was released to radio in November. 

The project features Jacob on banjo, guitar, and mandolin, with special guests Matt Wallace (Upright Bass), Steve Thomas (Fiddle), Sierra Hull (Mandolin), Ron Stewart (Fiddle), Greg Underwood (Electric Bass), Mike Scott (Banjo), Tim Crouch (Fiddle), Justin Moses (Resophonic Guitar), and Emily Hall (Guitar). 

"Jacob has surrounded himself with excellent musicians on this recording and his playing is strong and solid throughout, making it a wonderful solo recording for a musician of any age. The fact that he is only 19 is a clear indication that he has a very bright musical future in the world of bluegrass music and I very much look forward to hearing his future contributions. Go Jacob!" -Greg Cahill

Jacob took an early interest in music, learning his first mandolin chords from his dad and beginning to sing on stage at age three.  After starting piano lessons at age five, he returned his focus to mandolin and fiddle at age eight, soon picking up guitar and banjo as well.  Jacob now plays banjo with Bluegrass Express, which still includes his father (Greg Underwood) and grandfather (Gary Underwood) who co-founded the group in 1980. 

THE BANJO FILES, Jacob's second solo project, is his first to feature all banjo tunes.  The project features a wide variety of material, including Jacob's original compositions, hymns, and tunes that originated in genres not closely associated with the banjo, yet consistently maintains the feel you would expect in a first-rate bluegrass banjo album.  It's fun and fresh, but always bluegrass.

You can find Jacob on Facebook at:  www.facebook.com/JacobUnderwoodMusic

The album can be ordered at:  www.jacobunderwoodmusic.com  

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