Stephen Evans & the True Grits release 3rd album "Buzz of Bees"
The studio album "Buzz of Bees" LP will be digitally released on Friday, December 16th, 2022, by Western Carolina Records through Distrokid.
Asheville folk rock band, Stephen Evans & the True Grits, release their 3rd album "Buzz of Bees" on Friday, December 16th. It may be their 3rd release after their 2015 debut LP "Something to Bleed" and 2017 EP "Under the Bridge", but this marks the first time they have actually tackled the process professionally in a studio.
Focusing on the overall sound quality, the band worked with the revered top local engineer, Julian Dreyer, at the newer Asheville studio, Side House Records, for the recording and mixing. The mastering was also done locally with the expertise of Adam Matza of Magic Ears Mastering. Stephen Evans produced the album, and with the Folk Rock music of the True Grits made the decision to add the colorful sounds of local talents, Aaron Price (piano/organ/synth accordion), Katie Leigh (violin/fiddle), and Derrick Johnson (trombone on 'Music Man'), to give the record a more dynamic and varied vibe.
It all started with the inspired lyrical songwriting of Stephen Evans on his acoustic guitar which then was transformed with the True Grits added flavor in the music. Each member of the band gave their own unique style and parts to make the music really blossom. Brian Shoemaker wore many shoes, so to speak, with his masterful lead acoustic guitar riffs, solid yet imaginative bass playing, and tasteful, complimentary backing vocals. Woodstock added his harmonious as well as sometimes appropriately gritty mandolin. And Sam Hess laid down his steady foundation of drums with hints of his individual style and creativity. All of these intermingling parts come together beautifully to make this cohesive and eclectic mix of a "Buzz of Bees" record. The listener will definitely be taken on a musical ride to the very end.
The singles 'Ghost Among the Trees' and 'Winning the Day' released in October and November respectively have already generated some buzz with some radio and online airplay. Those songs and the full album are available now on all of the online platforms like Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. whose links can be easily found via https://stephenevansmusic.com