Bluegrass favorites Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have taken North America by storm in 2015, and they continue to build upon that momentum with their latest John Conlee-assisted video, “Common Man,” which was recently spotlighted by Rolling Stone. Along with sharing the video, the article gives fans a more in-depth look behind the history of the song, which was just re-recorded, bluegrass style. “Common Man” is available now through digital retailers on Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road’s latest album, Country Grass.
The piece centers around the new version of the popular No. 1 hit, which also features original singer and Grand Ole Opry star John Conlee singing lead. The combination of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road with Conlee brings new life to the tune, more than 30 years after the release with Rolling Stone noting “the group adds pristine multi-part vocal harmonies.”
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road kicked off the year winning “Female Vocalist of the Year” and the prestigious “Song of the Year” at the 2015 SPBGMA Awards. Their summer release of Country Grass kept the momentum rolling. In addition to country star John Conlee, the star-studded project also features collaborations with some of Country music’s top legends including Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, and Marty Raybon in addition to the late Jim Ed Brown and Lynn Anderson.
LORRAINE JORDAN AND CAROLINA ROAD ON TOUR:
Nov 28 – Myrtle Beach, SC – South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
Dec 09-12 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Christmas in the Smokies
Dec 18 – Garner, NC – Christmas Party at Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music
Jan 02 – Jekyll Island, GA – New Year’s Bluegrass Festival
About Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road:
Hard work has paid off for this award winning bluegrass band. Having a dynamic show has earned them over 100 performances each year throughout North America at more than 60 major festivals. Carolina Road plays worldwide and hosts a national bluegrass festival, Christmas in the Smokies. They have hosted the Canadian Bluegrass Awards, toured Europe, and played 15 bluegrass cruises. Carolina Road’s performance is a traditional sound with a fresh approach, which includes invigorating instrumentals, smooth blending vocals, and all the energy that you can stand!
Lorraine likes to think of the band as a family, and her band members have longevity in the band. Ben Greene (banjo/vocals) “2015 Banjo Player of the Year” has been with Carolina Road for 11 years. Josh Goforth (fiddle/guitar/vocals), has also been with them for 11 years, and is a Master Fiddle Player Extraordinaire! He was a 2009 Grammy award finalist for the CD “Cuttin Loose”. Tommy Long (guitar/lead vocals) has been with the band for 4 years. His outstanding lead vocals and driving rhythm guitar playing helps propel the band. Also, Jason Moore, much sought after bass player, will be touring with the band, and dobro player, Brad Hudson, who was a featured artist at the world famous Country Tonight’s in Pigeon Forge, TN, and at the Legends Theater, in Halifax, NC.