Edgar Loudermilk’s debut album on Pinecastle Records, Georgia Maple, is available today. The first single from the album, “My Kentucky Home,” has already been playing on radio across the country and has charted on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Airplay Chart several times reaching as high as the #2 spot. The album also reached #1 on AirPlay Direct’s bluegrass radio chart.
Georgia Maple features eight out of twelve tunes written or co-written by Loudermilk, giving the album his own style and sound. Personnel featured on the album include Glen Crain on Dobro, Edgar Loudermilk on lead vocals and bass, Jeff Autry on Guitar and Harmony Vocals, Zack Autry on mandolin and harmony vocals, and Chris Wade on banjo.
“Take a one of a kind voice, a commanding stage presence, and a killer songwriter who can conjure up the long lonesome feeling of bluegrass music with a stealth and hearty vocal like no other.” – Bill Barnett, Saltymoss Media
“Georgia Maple, an Album with songs about real life & events we all can connect with, it’s Bluegrass at it’s Best” – Big Al Weekley
The band is currently touring in support of the album as The Edgar Loudermilk Band featuring Jeff Autry. Autry’s solo album, Foothills, was released on Pinecastle in the 1990’s and has been brought back in print to be available to fans at the band’s shows.
Edgar Loudermilk is a veteran bluegrass vocalist, bass player, and songwriter who taught himself to play by rote, listening to the Bluegrass Album Band Volume 1 recording. He was heavily influenced by his father and grandfather as well as his well known relatives, The Louvin Brothers. Loudermilk played in his family’s band from age nine until the age of 20 when he joined the regionally popular group, Carolina Crossfire. It was during this time that he decided to pursue a professional career in music. He went on to be a member of Rhonda Vincent’s band, then Marty Raybon’s Full Circle, and eventually a member of Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out by 2006. Loudermilk already has two highly acclaimed solo albums under his belt as well as a recent collaboration recording with Dave Adkins. With his upcoming release, he joins the Pinecastle Records family of artists.