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Idlewilde South

Their name comes from the classic 1970 album by The Allman Brothers, but don't try to paint Idlewilde South as simply another Southern Rock band. Southern flavored, yes, but to fully describe this band's music you may need to stretch a bit. Idlewilde South wears their musical influences proudly, without forcing the listener into a corner. The result is a hybrid brand of Americana, roots rock, alternative country and soul. The band has dubbed their sound, "Sandhills Fusion", named after the region in South Carolina where they grew up.

On April 1, 2014, Idlewilde South will release their debut album, Ghosts. Co-produced by the band with Ken Rivers, Ghosts was recorded over 16 months at RiverGlo Productions in historic Cheraw, SC. The result is a labor of love 35 years in the making. Drummer Mike Crawford, bassist T. Scott Crawley and singer/guitarist Joe Middleton first began playing together as Idlewilde South in 1979. In the spring of 2012, Crawford, Crawley and Middleton, along with long time friend and guitarist, David Lear, resurrected Idlewilde South and immediately began writing and rehearsing the original material that would become Ghosts.

The 11 tracks on Ghosts weave through tales of love, loss and redemption growing up in small town America. With its consistent theme of longing for simpler times, along with bittersweet imagery of people and places that time has stolen away, some early reviewers have dubbed Ghosts a concept album. There is a passion in these songs that speaks to the heart, not only in words, but from the hands of musicians that make every note radiate! You will feel solidarity in every song via a unified force with one purpose in mind; to tell a story.