Nashville, Tenn. – Wilson Banjo Co. is showcasing a different side with the release of their brand new single, “Sadie Danced A Hole In Her Stocking.” Available today via Pinecastle Records, it’s the lead release from the South Carolina based group’s next album (release date TBD). The fun and upbeat recording features a swing Bluegrass style, which contains all the makings to be their next hit single. It’s available for download and streaming HERE.
“When I first heard this demo that Rick Lang sent over I remember that you just couldn’t help but move with it. It makes you smile, the lyrics paint a funny picture, and the song just stays with you all day,” says Wilson Banjo Co. founder Steve Wilson. “I knew right away that I couldn’t wait to hear Sarah sing it and each and every one of the musicians record their parts on it! I feel like right now is a good time to put a little fun and joy out into the world and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
“Sadie Danced A Hole In Her Stocking” is a tune that was co-written by prolific songwriters Rick Lang, Jack Shannon and Troy Engle. It provides new insight to the seemingly endless creative skill and talent at work with Wilson Banjo Co. It’s definitely something new and fresh from the band featuring, Sarah Logan (lead vocals, fiddle), Steve Wilson (banjo, harmony vocals), Glen Crain (resophonic guitar), Tony Wray (acoustic guitar, bass), Milom Williams (mandolin), and Melanie Wilson (harmony vocals).
The “Company,” was spearheaded by Steve Wilson to promote his custom banjos and the band has been led by him and highly acclaimed female lead vocalist, Sarah Logan, for the past seven years. Together, with numerous musician staff, they have continued to push the boundaries of traditional bluegrass music, redefining the sounds and structure to create their internationally recognized brand. Wilson is clear about the vision for the band in that he says “There’s never been a specific theme or sound bucket in mind for the band or our projects. I wouldn’t want to pigeonhole our creativity in any way. We are really just all about the song. When we hear something that we like and we think we would be good at making it special, we just go for it, and then we hope others will like it too!”
2021 represented a banner year for Wilson Banjo Co with the outstanding success of their Six Degrees of Separation album that featured 30 top notch musicians and singers from around the bluegrass industry. All were people that Steve had worked with at some point in his career, whether in the studio, on the stage, or in the shop, building them a banjo. Listeners enjoyed the likes of Richard Bennett, Michael Cleveland, Dale Ann Bradley, Shawn Lane, Deanie Richardson, Clay Hess, and so many more, woven throughout an impressive collection of music with Steve and Sarah.
The project has remained in the Top 15 on the Roots Music Contemporary Album chart since its release, and continues to debut new songs in the Top 10, where their standout hit “When The Crow Comes Down,” also retains its place. Wilson Banjo Co. received five nominations from the UMA (Upstate Music Awards), including Best Album, Song, and Video. For the very first time, they also recently made it on to three 2nd ballot categories for the IBMA Award nominations for 2022. Those categories were: “Album of the Year,” “Instrumental of the Year” and “Collaborative Event of the Year,” each for the original “Issaqueena” written by Steve Wilson and Glen Crain.
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