"Ain't No Grave" GOES TO #1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Gospel Chart! 2/2/2018
Five Stars for "Spirits" from ROOTS MUSIC REPORT!
"Wilson Banjo Co. A band of well-seasoned musicians has their first release behind them showcasing the incredible talents of this band. Garnering significant airplay, if you have not heard of them you surely will. Superb instrumentally and great vocals make this band a pleasure. Traditional and fresh new bluegrass done just like it should be. I expect this band to become a favorite of bluegrass lovers everywhere."
Wisconsin Joe Stutzman, HEARTLAND BLUEGRASS, The Bluegrass Jamboree
"Since having been introduced to Steve Wilson and his body of work I was immediately impressed! And with the production of the new "Wilson Banjo Co." latest project hearing the tones and sounds of yesteryear with an edge of the future! This project no doubt will appeal to many! Congratulations WBC!!"
-Jeff Brown, Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome
The new Bonfire Recording Co. release, SPIRITS IN THE HILLS is getting rave reviews from bluegrass media and radio and has charted multiple songs, with the first single "Ain't No Grave" debuting at #1 on the National Bluegrass Today Gospel chart. "Ain't No Grave" has since spent numerous more occasions at the #1 spot on the Gospel chart throughout 2018 and the majority of the year in the Top 10. Other songs to chart on the National Bluegrass Today Gospel and/or Roots Music Report singles charts have included "Her Sunday Best", "When He Reached Down His Hand", "Spirits in the Hills", "Catfish John", and "Thumbin' Down from Richmond Town".
Personnel in Wilson Banjo Co. include Steve Wilson on banjo, Joey Newton on guitar, Sarah Logan on fiddle, Darryl Lesh on Dobro, and Michael "Porkchop" Branch on bass.
The band has been avidly touring nationwide, performing at large bluegrass Festivals including Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival in Brunswick, ME., Salt River Bluegrass Festival in Sheperdsville, MI., Mossy Oak Bluegrass in Guyton GA, Danny Stewart's NEPA Festival in Tunkhannock, PA., BusyBird Bluegrass in Berkshire, NY, headlining at the Clinch Mountain Music Festival in Gate City VA., filming for Tim White's acclaimed TV broadcast Song Of The Mountains, and several other Festivals and venues in AL, SC, NC, VA, TN, OH and more! Take a quick look at this recent video filmed at the Bonfire Recording studio for their hit song "Her Sunday Best" with "Mama" pictures from many of their friends and family posted as a tribute to special Moms everywhere.
WILSON BANJO CO.
Wilson Banjo Co. is a hard driving Bluegrass band from South Carolina, founded by Steve Wilson, Banjo picker & Master Luthier. Steve not only picks the banjo but builds Custom Wilson Banjo's and performs Vintage Guitar Repairs & Restoration. The band was initially formed to promote the custom banjo's but has since taken on a life of it's own as well and we sure hope you like what they do.
As a performing band, they set out to deliver an energetic display of traditional bluegrass music, backed by the notorious drive that Wilson Banjo Co. fans have come to know and love. Their humor and entertaining banter on stage reflects a level of cohesiveness and professionalism not easily attained by young bands. The evolution of Wilson Banjo Co. has truly come full circle and it seems all of the patience and hard work put into trying to make sure things were done right, are paying off.
Wilson Banjo Co. is releasing their album Spirits in the Hills on Bonfire Records on Friday, October 27th. The first single from the album "Ain't No Grave" has already been playing on the radio and a music video for the track is available today. Bonfire's mission is to develop American roots music artists.
"Wilson Banjo Co. is an ideal first artist for Bonfire Records," says Matt Hood from Bonfire, "the band's instrumental talent lives up to it's name with well known luthier Steve Wilson leading the charge. Sarah Logan's vocals haunt like a bird in the night and listeners might wonder why more bluegrass bands don't have alto lead singers. In addition, fans will appreciate the vocal variety on the album with four other band members also contributing on lead."
Radio is already getting behind the band's new single. PraiseFM's John Sentell said, "I have never before known of a band who can create a crisp sound, not only in the shop with their instruments, but also in the studio with their album. The Wilson Banjo Co. will give you traditional bluegrass with their Wilson Banjo instruments and their Wilson Banjo album. You'll want to add both to your collection!"
"Spirits in the Hills" receives a stellar review from The Bluegrass Standard
Wilson Banjo Co to Bonfire Recording Company
Posted on By John Curtis Goad
Last month, Pinecastle Records announced the opening of the label’s own recording studio, known as Bonfire Recording Studio, in their home base of Piedmont, South Carolina. Along with that studio comes a new label imprint known as Bonfire Recording Company, the mission of which is to develop artists of all genres based in and around upstate South Carolina, particularly the Greenville area. The first band signed to the label is Wilson Banjo Co., a traditionally-leaning bluegrass group headed up by banjo player (and builder) Steve Wilson.
Wilson is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to bluegrass music, splitting his time between building custom banjos, performing vintage guitar restoration, working as a recording engineer, assisting his wife Melanie with bluegrass publicity company Wilson Pickins Promotions, and of course, performing with Wilson Banjo Co. Wilson released an EP with several musician friends last year, partially as a way to promote his custom banjos, but ended up organizing a full-fledged band when the EP began to attract radio attention. The group now also consists of Joey Newton (guitar), Sarah Logan (fiddle), Brandon Couch (mandolin), Dylan Armour (dobro), and Rob Walker (bass).
Bonfire Records has signed Upstate South Carolina bluegrass band Wilson Banjo Co. Their first full-length album Spirits in the Hills will be released in October. Bonfire’s mission is to develop American roots music artists and artists local to the Greenville, SC area.
Wilson Banjo Co. is a hard driving Bluegrass band from South Carolina, founded by Steve Wilson, Banjo picker & Master Luthier. Steve not only picks the banjo but builds custom Wilson banjo’s, performs vintage guitar repairs and restoration, is part of the team at Wilson Pickins Promotions, and is an engineer at Bonfire Recording Studio. The band was initially formed to promote Steve’s custom banjos but has since expanded well beyond that role when their debut EP attracted a surprising amount of attention after its initial release to radio.
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