Pinecastle recording artists Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have a distinct sound and charismatic stage show, which sets them apart from many traditional bluegrass bands.
Affectionately known as the “Lady of Tradition” in bluegrass, Lorraine has fronted Carolina Road for over 15 years.
The band’s distinct sound and old time flair can be attributed to the bluegrass-rich area of North Carolina from which they hail and borrow their name.
As the founding member and band leader for Carolina Road, Lorraine Jordan’s showmanship and chemistry with the audience makes the group one of the most popular bands among bluegrass fans today.
The band has a large following and a fan club of 600 active members.
They have partnered with Southern Travel of Raleigh, NC, and already have a tour bus of fans headed to 6 of their show dates this year.
Hard work has paid off for this dynamic bluegrass band, earning them over 100 performances each year throughout North America at more than 60 major festivals.
Carolina Road plays worldwide and headlines a National Bluegrass festival, Christmas in the Smokies.
They have also 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 Jordan and Carolina Road are just coming off of having two national #1 bluegrass hits with “A Light in the Window Again” and “That’s Kentucky”, which was “Song of the Year – 2015 SPBGMA.”
Their newest release, Country Grass, has a stellar line-up. This project was recorded at Skaggs’ Place Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and Eastwood Studio in Cana, Virginia. The project includes 11 country and bluegrass legends: Lee Greenwood, John Conlee, Jim Ed Brown, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Lynn Anderson, Eddy Raven, Crystal Gayle, Marty Raybon, Jesse Keith Whitley, and Ronnie Reno.
Lorraine Jordan has won two IBMA Recorded Events of the Year Awards, 2009 and 2011. She just won SPBGMA’s 2015 Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year and is a finalist for the 2015 Carolina Music Awards in the Bluegrass Americana category.
Ben Greene is SPBGMA’s 2015 Banjo Player of the Year and has two banjo cd projects receiving national radio airplay.
Josh Goforth, multi-instrumentalist, was a 2009 finalist for a Grammy Award for a project he produced and recorded on, titled “Cuttin Loose.”
Tommy Long, who sings lead vocals on both of Carolina Road’s # 1 hits, has a great cross-over voice for the Country Grass sound.
Playing the upright bass in Carolina road is Gary Creed. Playing the electric bass in the Country Grass show is Alan Hicks.
“I am a huge Fan of Blue Grass Music and Lorraine and the band have not not left me disappointed. This new single is a Chart Topper at best and I want to hear more from the Band. Lorraine and the band are absolutely amazing with outstanding vocals instrumentals. I can see why this Band is Top in their Genre, and I am honored to be a part of their journey and share them to the world.” ~Editor in Chief Randy Lockhart
With this combination of musicians, the energy and charisma, Carolina Road is one of the most sought out bands today.
You can Listen to and purchase the new single here True Grass (Why Can’t Blue Grass Just Be True Grass Again) – Single
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