Common followers of Excessive Constancy know that whereas they’re a comparatively younger group, the main focus of their music is the bluegrass sound of the 1950s and ’60s. They usually do an excellent job of resurrecting songs from that period, retaining the individuality of that period and including to them the passion of youth.
Tears of Remorse was initially reduce by Jim & Jesse in 1955, so that they reached out to Jesse McReynolds to see if he may be keen to affix them within the studio after they had been recording. He was, and ended up not solely singing a verse, however enjoying mandolin as properly.
Guitarist Jeremy Stephens, who fashioned the group along with his spouse, fiddler Corrina Rose Logston, shared that Tears of Remorse was one which Jesse co-wrote with Lucille Hutton. She was an novice songwriter from round Bristol who had despatched him her lyrics.
“In response to Jesse, Ms. Hutton would ship lyrics of songs she had written to most of the artists who performed on radio in that area of the nation. It’s possible that a lot of her songs have been recorded, however not all the artists gave her credit score, so it’s not possible to know for certain.”
Corrina added that they had been so happy that McReynolds was keen to collaborate with them on one in every of his songs, and inspired him so as to add a few of his non-crosspicked mandolin for the solo.
“As a result of Jesse has made so many wonderful technical developments to mandolin enjoying, Jeremy and I’ve all the time felt his ‘straight selecting’ by no means received the eye it deserved. We informed him we’d love to listen to him do a few of that on this recording, and he did an unimaginable job. Jesse’s singing on the third verse and ultimate refrain is so glorious, it’s exhausting to fathom that he’s acting on this recording at 90 years outdated! Jesse McReynolds is nothing wanting a treasure, and collaborating with him was indescribably particular!”
Right here’s what they got here up with.
Excessive Constancy additionally options Daniel Amick on mandolin, Kurt Stephenson on banjo, and Vickie Vaughn on bass.
Tears of Remorse and all the Banjo Participant’s Blues album are extensively obtainable wherever you stream or obtain music on-line, and on CD straight from the band. Radio programmers can discover the tracks at AirPlay Direct.