Weep Little Willow – A New Album by Larry Stephenson Band
Album Release Party in Garner, NC Postponed Due to Flooding
As A Result of Hurricane Matthew
Raleigh, N.C. (October 14, 2016) – From the very first note, fans of traditional bluegrass music can identify the smooth tenor vocals of Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, Larry Stephenson. Combine Stephenson’s award-winning voice with the talents of Kenny Ingram, Kevin Richardson, Matt Wright on upright bass with guest Aubrey Haynie, and you’ve got an exciting new album release with Weep Little Willow.
The album was produced by Ben Surratt and Larry Stephenson and released today on Whysper Dream Music. The Larry Stephenson Band had scheduled a special album release party at Lorraine’s Coffee House in Garner, N.C. this evening, but the event will have to be rescheduled due to the flooding in eastern N.C. due to Hurricane Matthew.
Weep Little Willow can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and more fine retail outlets. For purchases made at www.larrystephensonband.com before midnight tonight, Stephenson is offering a free download of the band’s 2015 SPBGMA Album of the Year Award Winning album Pull Your Savior In.
01 Yesterday’s Gone 2:28 (C. Stuart, W. Kidd)
02 It Almost Feels Like Love 2:25 (Randall Hylton)
03 Sweet Little Darling (Don’t You Cry) 2:55 (Billy Smith, Jon Weisberger)
04 Let Those Brown Eyes Smile At Me 3:16 (R. Nail)
05 Nail My Shoes To The Floor 2:27 (Bill Anderson)
06 Weep Little Willow, Weep 3:25 (Donna Ulisse, Rick Stanley)
07 Before I Met You 2:35 (Charles L. Seitz, Joe Lewis, William J. Denny)
08 Kentucky Waltz 3:52 (Bill Monroe)
09 Ruby’s Purse 3:14 (Jerry Salley, Suzanne Mumpower Johnson)
10 Free Me From This Old Chain Gang 3:07 (Mac Wiseman)
11 Best Laid Plans 3:49 (Rick Lang, Troy Engle)
12 Midnight Train 2:34 (Alton Delmore)
On October 22, the Larry Stephenson Band will perform at the Flat-Iron Farm Bluegrass for Hospice event in MD., October 28 at the BooGrass Bluegrass Festival in VA, November 11 at the Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival in FL, November 12 at Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor in GA, November 18 at the All American Indoor Bluegrass Festival in VA, and November 25 at the South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in S.C.
For more tour dates and information on the band, please visit larrystephensonband.com.
Photography, Album Artwork & Design: Dreama Stephenson
MEDIA & RADIO can request their copy of the album via email
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Throughout his 25-year career fronting his own band, and almost forty years as a major touring performer, Larry Stephenson has been well-recognized and awarded by fans and his peers in the recording industry. In 1996, Stephenson was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame by the Virginia Folk Music Association. Since that time, he has garnered numerous other awards including being named Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year by the Society and Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA.) In 2015, SPBGMA honored the Larry Stephenson Band with the 2015 SPBGMA Album of the Year Award for the Larry Stephenson Band’s album, Pull Your Savior In. In 2008, the IBMA Recorded Event of the Year was awarded to the album, Everett Lilly & Everybody and Their Brother, featuring Everett Lilly, Bea Lilly, Charles Lilly, Daniel Lilly, Mark Lilly, Marty Stuart, Rhonda Vincent, Billy Walker, Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury, David Ball, Charlie Cushman, Larry Stephenson, Joe Spivey, Eddie Stubbs, Jason Carter, Dickey Lee, Freddy Weller, Mike Bub, Rad Lewis, Andy May, Darrin Vincent, Marcia Campbell, Clay Rigdon, Eric Blankenship & Bill Wolfenbarger.