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Hometown Blues

by Mohavisoul

A soulful American journey of storytelling hallmarked by great melodies, instrumental prowess woven with great harmonies, and blended into original California-style Contemporary Bluegrass & Americana music.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gettie Up
3:34 $0.99
2. Hometown Blues
2:38 $0.99
3. On My Way
3:22 $0.99
4. Lay Your Needle Down
4:05 $0.99
5. Stay Tuned
3:49 $0.99
6. Drinker's Lament
2:51 $0.99
7. Ferguson Fight
3:30 $0.99
8. Until I Go
2:23 $0.99
9. Same as Loving You
3:20 $0.99
10. Contrary Lovers
3:13 $0.99
11. Dirty Shame
2:32 $0.99
12. Dozen Roses
2:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
MOHAVISOUL is California-style Contemporary Bluegrass-Americana (Grassicana) from our soul, rooted in Folk & Country as reflected in our original music and choice of covers that come from Mark’s West Virginia roots and Randy’s 5th-generation California heritage. We’re a 5-piece talented and award-winning group of musicians formed in 2012 by singer-songwriters Mark Miller and Randy Hanson. MohaviSoul is a working band featuring Mark Miller (guitar, lead vocals), Randy Hanson (mandolin, lead vocals), Jason Weiss (banjo, vocals), Orion Boucher (bass, lead vocals), & special guests on dobro and fiddle. MohaviSoul’s CD Hometown Blues features three Berklee Alum.

MohaviSoul is a Mannequin Vanity Records artist with three CD’s, Every Second (January, 2013), Blue Diesel (December, 2013), and Hometown Blues (August, 2017) & film appearance in “Banjos, Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers.” All CD’s have received rave reviews locally & nationally. Prescription Bluegrass wrote about our 1st CD, Every Second, “with their soulful style, MohaviSoul achieves a certain identifiable likeability that is hard to find.” Our 2nd CD, Blue Diesel, was Best Bluegrass EP by The Akademia that wrote 'With the right combination of musicianship, heartfelt lyrics, & impeccable melodies, MohaviSoul has crafted an impressive collection of Bluegrass gems.' Our 3rd CD, Hometown Blues receives national/ international airplay & NPR interviews with the Flashpoint Bluegrass Show from Alabama. The San Diego Troubadour said “MohaviSoul’s music is swiftly seductive, full of foot tapping, shoulder moving tempos, simple music accomplishing profound emotional effects. Hometown Blues is a genuinely moving contribution to the new roots music.” The Bluegrass Standard said “The band is able to blend all types of bluegrass, that include traditional, newgrass, and original material. It’s bluegrass from the soul that harkens back to the origins of bluegrass music blended explicitly in a contemporary sound. Their outstanding playing on all tracks tell they love what they do. “On My Way” best exemplifies each player solo instrumentation and ability to blend their unique sound.”

Hometown Blues, our new and third CD was recorded here in San Diego at Singing Serpent Studios, under the technical direction of Ben Moore and mixed by grammy award winning Gavin Lurssen (Oh Brother Where Art Thou, and many more!). All songs on Hometown Blues are original compositions by Randy Hanson and Mark Miller, published through MohaviSoul Music with BMI. MohaviSoul has an eclectic approach to songwriting, with stories of love gone right to love gone wrong, nostalgia for vinyl records, road songs, and songs about drinking, homesickness, politics, and the wild West. Hometown Blues is a soulful American journey of storytelling hallmarked by great melodies, instrumental prowess woven with great harmonies, and blended into original Contemporary Bluegrass & Americana music.

A lot of great new Bluegrass comes from the South, Midwest, and East, but few know the rich Bluegrass history of California and San Diego/SoCal that includes Chris Thile, Sara and Sean Watkins of Nickle Creek, Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, Wayne Rice, Deering Banjos, Stuart Duncan, Ron Block, John Moore, Dennis Caplinger, Alison Brown, Byron Berline, Ricky Skaggs, Dan Crary, and many more, as documented by Rick Bowman in his history of San Diego Bluegrass Documentary “Banjos, Bluegrass, & Squirrel Barkers.” Like Laurie Lewis up in NorCal and Dave Alvin and Chris Gaffney from SoCal, MohaviSoul is a new sound, helping write the next chapter of Contemporary Bluegrass & Americana. We are bringing unique & fresh music of California-style Bluegrass with MohaviSoul to radio play and national festivals. Thanks & we look forward to helping us all expand and grow the world of bluegrass with artists like MVR’s MohaviSoul.



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