Established in 1997 in Historic Bell Buckle, TN
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Mara Levine's beautiful cover of Bob Franke’s moving song about the nativity “Straw Against the Chill” new video! The story unfolds with Bob’s powerful imagery and lush angelic harmonies. Featuring Mara on lead and harmony vocals, Joe Jencks on guitar and male harmony vocals, Bob Harris on guitar and Chad Hammer on cello, and was co-produced by Levine, Jencks and Harris. “Straw Against the Chill” was the #1 song played on folk radio upon release as a single, and can also be found on Jewels and Harmony. Sync License obtained from Bob Franke, video produced by Mara Levine and Valerie Smith of Bell Buckle Records. Licensed To YouTube By: Mara Levine. PURCHASE DOWNLOAD at https://maralevine.bandcamp.com/track/straw-against-the-chill Available to DJs for airplay on Airplay Direct http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/maralevine/
Celebrate Christmas with Pam Setser as she joins Jean Simmons Jennings and Pam Kirby on this beautiful holiday that features dulcimer!
Americana / Folk/ Bluegrass
Produced: Valerie Smith, Tim Carter
Label: Bell Buckle Records
Engineering: Tim Carter
Photography, Art and Design: Gabrielle Minikiewicz
Chart-topping on Folk, Roots, Country Contemporary Bluegrass and Grassicana
Valerie Smith brings in the holiday cheer with her classic single "Send Yourself Home for Christmas"
Instrumentalists and Vocals
Emily Anderson: Lead vocals on chorus, fiddle
Isabelle Anderson: High harmony vocal, mandolin
Lizzy Anderson: Lead vocals on verses, alto harmony vocal, guitar
Olivia Anderson: Banjo
Emmaline Anderson: Bass
My Prayer was the perfect fit for our album. We were drawn to the song from the moment Donna sent it to us. From its groove to its incredibly potent lyrics, this song fit us like a comfy sweater. With all the uncertainty of the past year, these lyrics penetrate deep. “I wanna know that I'm standing in the Son's light” and “I wanna know that you're watching over loved ones”. This song just hit home in all the right ways. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we have!
“Echo Valley warms the heart with songs of hearth and home, faith and family! A family band from Pennsylvania in the best bluegrass tradition! Thy are not to be missed!” -Bruce Mountjoy, WYEP Radio Station 91.3 Pittsburgh - Bluegrass Jam Session
“Echo Valley is an energetic and refreshing band, woven with sibling talent and harmonies. Their musical connection allows for an original sound and charming performances. A must for your ears and eyes!” -Amy George, Bluegrass Relief Fund
"Not only is Echo Valley the most talented, creative, and disciplined young group I've had the privilege to record, but their integrity and devout faith gives them that extra sparkle which shines through their music and touches one's heart and inspires the soul”. -Wes Homner, Rosewood Studios
“The Echo Valley band has provided numerous heart-warming and crowd-pleasing performances at Oil City’s Oil Country Bluegrass Festival and at th ecommunity’s National Transit Building. Their performances have often resulted in standing ovations as audience members are taken by their obvious affection for each other as a family band as well as by their outstanding musical talents. Echo Valley consistently incorporates into their inspiring performances stories of family fun and special memories, while honoring their commitment to glorifying the Lord as they play a wide variety of gospel,
bluegrass and other beautiful old-timey songs.” -Ron Shoup, a founder and organizer of Oil City’s annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival
“This six member family band from Pennsylvania is a very talented bunch of youngsters. As a group, they’re a solid unit. As
individuals, they play beyond their years. With their youthful vocals and excellent musicianship, this young band should have a bright future ahead.” -Bluegrass Unlimited
Echo Valley's show is one you don't want to miss! Their lively, animated performance will leave you tapping your feet and smiling for a week. With their bright retro apparel and energetic stage presence, these five sisters and one brother impress with their tight sibling harmonies and multi-instrument talents. They have been entertaining people of all ages since 2009 with their variety of Bluegrass, Gospel, Retro and Grassicana styles. Echo Valley plays 60+ dates a year. A few of their notable appearances have been: Dollywood Theme Park’s Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival, Canfield Fair, Remmington Ryde, Mickey's Mountain, and Mansfield Jamfest. This farm-raised, western Pennsylvania band has released 3 albums – Echo Valley (2016), Rise and Shine( 2018), Christmas With Echo Valley (2018) and are working on a new release for 2021.
Bell Buckle Records welcomes contemporary bluegrass band, "The GoodFellers".Expect the unexpected when it comes to the GoodFellers! Their award-winning traditional bluegrass chops don't tell the whole story. With a sound shaped by various musical backgrounds and highlighted by rock flavored vocals, the band moves seamlessly through different styles making each GoodFellers song unique and entertaining. They have fun when they play and it's infectious.
Rooted in bluegrass, inspired by rock vocals and with an ever-expanding set list that draws from most musical styles, each GoodFellers show promises to be unique and entertaining. Versatility bolstered by award-winning musicianship has made the GoodFellers in demand all along the East Coast and beyond.
The GoodFellers have traveled throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe, constantly redefining their own unique Newgrass sound. Along the way, the band has recorded and performed thousands of songs from all music styles.
"Dirty Laundry" features the popular Don Henley song with the rich, earthy voice of Teddy Barncastle backed by the dynamic GoodFella's harmonies and arrangement.
The video was shot in North Carolina by Valerie Smith of Bell Buckle Records. They had a lot of fun recording the video and given the political and media climate, Valerie felt that it was a perfect release for the month of November during elections.
The GoodFellers Official Website
Many people asked us if Jakob's Ferry Stragglers would record their cover version of 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton...here it is!
LIBBY EDDY: FIDDLE/LEAD VOCAL
GARY ANTOL: GUITAR/ HARMONY VOCAL
JODY MOSSER: DOBRO/VOCALS
PRODUCED BY GARY ANTOL
MIXED AND MASTERED BY WILL SHANKS
METIER MASTERING AND RECORDING STUDIOS
(Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia)