Orlando, USA – Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys are set to release their
latest project, New Horizons on Pinecastle Records. New Horizons
is the newest release in a long line of material from Jesse McReynolds and The
Virginia Boys. This is the band’s first release since the passing of Jim
(Jesse’s brother) in December 2002.
New Horizons encompasses traditional bluegrass tunes such as Faded Love
and There’s More Pretty Girls Than One to original compositions by Jesse, like,
The Anniversary Song, and America on Bended Knees. She’s Looking Good features
the vocal harmonies of Charles Whitstein (formerly of the Whitstein Brothers)
and Jesse, assuring fans that the traditional ‘Jim and Jesse sound’ is still
alive and well. With this being my first effort alone, I searched through a lot of songs,
trying to find something that would fit my style of singing and be a little bit
different. I hope I have come up with something that everyone will take a liking
to," stated Jesse on his thoughts concerning New Horizons and the
direction he and the band continue to take. Jesse and The Virginia Boys are
maintaining a strong touring schedule across the US and continue to appear
regularly on the Grand Ole Opry. During the year of 2004, Jesse will be
celebrating his 40th anniversary as a member of the esteemed, world-famous,
Grand Ole Opry.
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.