Avett Brothers’ Bob Crawford Debuting Side Project

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Bob Crawford

Glorious Day, the full-length debut CD from Over Mountain Men, will be released in early 2010 in Ramseur Records. The Over Mountain Men is comprised of Bob Crawford, bass player for The Avett Brothers; the Charlotte-based singer/songwriter, David Childers; guitarist Randy Saxon and drummer/percussionist Robert Childers, both formerly of David Childers and The Modern Don Juans.

The CD features nine original songs. All songs on the CD were written by Crawford, Childers, Saxon and Childers. The CD includes the song “Angola,” which is featured in the award-winning documentary “Six Seconds of Freedom,” an indie film about the famous prison rodeo at Angola Prison. A video with footage from the film is currently on YouTube.

The songs were recorded primarily at Old House Studios, Gastonia, NC. Additional songs were recorded at The Grange, Greenville, NC, and the Milestone Club, in Charlotte, NC. The recordings feature a slew of guest players including: Scott Daley, piano; Geoffrey White, fiddle; Andy The Doorbum, vocals, guitar; Charlie Lybrand, baritone trumpet; John Boswell, back up vocals; Matt Ranck, back up vocals and guitar; Joe Kwon, cello; Ingrid Stenzel, accordion; Will Kitchen, drums; and Eric Mullis, xylophone.

Crawford, a long-time fan of Childers, comments: “David Childers belongs in the pantheon of great North Carolina songwriters. I am honored to work alongside him. He is a great friend, a great thinker, and a great man. I like to think of him as the sage of Mount Holly; a true North Carolina treasure.”

Over Mountain Men will perform in select markets in support of the release.