Orlando, USA – Pinecastle Records has announced the signing of its newest addition to the company’s roster, The Churchmen.
The Churchmen are an established bluegrass gospel band, based in Virginia. Their southern gospel style, four part harmony, along with the sound of the bluegrass instrumentation, give them a unique sound that has garnered them national attention.
The Churchmen are comprised of Keith Clark (bass, baritone and low tenor vocals), Freddy Rakes
(banjo, tenor vocals), Gerald Harbour (mandolin, fiddle, baritone and bass vocals), Steven Martin (guitar, baritone vocals), and Shannon Wheeler (fiddle).
Having been touring full-time for well over a decade, The Churchmen have made quite a name for themselves. Having shared the stage with several of bluegrass and gospel’s most noted performers, they have developed many friendships. “We have had the pleasure of performing with The Churchmen on several occasions, and it is always enjoyable,” affirms Doyle Lawson. And The Lewis Family state, “The Churchmen are a fine group of entertainers, whose talents are indeed unique, whether in performance in ensemble or solo. It’s always a pleasure to work with them.”
The Churchmen have several recordings to their credit. Look for their newest release later this summer.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.