Making the post of the Revival tour reminded me that I needed to mention the upcoming Chuck Ragan and Austin Lucas collaborative effort, Bristle Ridge.

While on a West Coast swing Jon Gaunt and Chuck teamed up with Austin, Austin’s father Bob and fiddler Digger Barnes on a hilltop in Ohio and recorded the whole thing. Featuring 3 Ragan originals, 3 Lucas originals, 3 Ragan/Lucas collaborations, 1 Bob Lucas original and 2 traditional tunes it is a record that needs to be heard. When Chuck mentioned the album he said, “the entire record has a very strong sense of bluegrass, folk and old time gospel with a certain feel of exactly where we were and what was going on when we layed it down” and I couldn’t agree more. You can pre-order it on Chuck’s web site. I imagine we’ll hear a few of these tracks in September.

Chuck Ragan and Austin Lucas – Bloody Shells
Chuck Ragan and Austin Lucas – Cold Night
Chuck Ragan and Austin Lucas – Darling Corey

EDIT: The album is also available digitally on iTunes and Amazon