2020 has started off with a bang!
In late 2019, I was honored to begin performing and recording with Fast Track, based in the Middle Tennessee area. Members Steve Day (fiddle), Dale Perry (banjo), Duane Sparks (guitar) and Ron Spears (bass) are all talented singers and musicians and I am already proud of the authentic bluegrass music we are creating. The new year began with the release of our first single on EMG Nashville, 'Blue and Lonesome Again', written by Ron Spears. We appreciate its play on bluegrass radio- the Bluegrass Today chart for February 14th has the single at #16. Look for the full album to be released in summer 2020. Our touring schedule is posted at www.fasttrackband.com and on Facebook.
I continue to work on my own band album, Streamliner, at Sound Biscuit Studio located in Sevierville, Tennessee. It has long been my dream to follow up the 2002 "Kickin Grass" solo album with a high quality band album that will be performed on stage as schedules of the musicians allow. In January 2020, Greg Blake (vocals and guitar), Russ Carson (banjo), Barry Reed (bass) and myself began studio production. Folks, I am incredibly excited at what we have created so far and can't wait for bluegrass fans to hear it! I have written the title song, "Streamliner", and also targeting a summer 2020 release. We are also planning a Streamliner tour in late May 2020 in the mid-Atlantic area. Check my website Tour Page and Facebook, Jesse Brock Music, for details.
On a personal note, I am very appreciative for the support and encouragement of my fans and friends over the last year or more. Since departing The Gibson Brothers in late 2018, I have transitioned by playing in a fill-in role with long-time friend Corey Zink, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, dates with my own band and teaching at bluegrass camps. And in April 2019, I married and moved the short distance from Bowling Green, Kentucky to Franklin, Tennessee. While change is often inevitable, the start of 2020 finds me optimistic for the new road ahead of me and grateful for the doors that have opened.
I look forward to seeing friends and fans at a Streamliner or Fast Track concert in 2020.