The Welfare Liners came together from the eclectic Athens, GA music scene in 2010 and combined contemporary and traditional influences to create a brand of bluegrass that has earned praise from young and old. After releasing a self-titled, six-song EP on Ghostmeat Records in 2011, the band found themselves sharing the stage with the likes of The Del McCoury Band and Dawes. Slowly, original compositions began to make there way in to sets previously dominated by standards from Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers. These original songs borrowed heavily from the tradition of brother harmony mastered by Jim & Jesse and The Louvin Brothers.
ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM
With Just Stars For Light, The Welfare Liners build on the foundation laid down with their 2012 full-length debut High On A Hilltop. On their second album, the group incorporates several non-traditional instruments, adds drums and percussion and occasionally expands in to more rock-like song structures to create something that is at once familiar and innovative.
Just Stars For Light includes nine original compositions featuring Rob Keller (Six String Drag, The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show, Workhorses for the Entertainment/Recreational Industry) on vocals and bass, Wayne Wilson (Athens Grass, The F Holes) on vocals and banjo and Russ Hallauer (Sunbrain, The Lures, Ghostmeat Records) on mandolin, guitar, banjolin, Irish tenor banjo and organ. The album also includes appearances by William Tonks (Bloodkin, Barbara Cue) on dobro and guitar, Jon Hallemeier on fiddle, Ethan Jones on fiddle, Jake Mowrer on guitar and Dean Johnston on drums and percussion.
Just Stars For Light was recorded and mixed by Russ Hallauer at Ghostmeat Studio in Watkinsville, GA. It was mastered by Neal Warner at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA. The cover design which features a 1906 postcard of the Barnett Shoals Dam is by Russ Hallauer.
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