It was worth the wait! Lindley Creek, based in Southern Missouri, have released “Freedom, Love and The Open Road” several weeks ago on PineCastle Records. It’s a great mix of bluegrass and contemporary gospel. The Greer family band consists of Mom, Kathie Greer on guitar; Dad, John on Bass; Jase on Fiddle and Katie on Mandolin.
My conversation with Jase and Katie was a lively discussion about their family’s roots and travels. The family took the chance and sold the family home; investing in both the band’s future and a touring bus. A decade later, they are releasing the debut album and they have honed their sound and performance skills. Our segment begins with “I Gotta Go” with Katie on vocals followed by Jase’s take on “Right Back Where I started”. This song serves well as a band biography with the Greer family settling back close to their roots in Buffalo, Missouri.
Our chat touches on the Ozark musical heritage, their collaboration with Nashville fiddler/producer Jim VanCleve along with a bunch of studio aces for this release. Some of the genre’s best songwriters are also featured including Pat Alger, Mike Reid, Tony Arata and Ashby Frank.
We include a fiddle tune, “The Nature of the Beast” from VanCleve as well as the band’s excellent version of Pat Alger’s evocative “The Mockingbird’s Voice” to finish the segment.
Give it a listen!