Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Local band's music to be part of 'Justified' tonight

FX's hit show "Justified," set partially in Harlan County, Kentucky, will have a little local flavor in tonight's episode, with five songs from the county's Cumberland River Band. An instrumental version of one song was in the opening scene of the March 2 episode, but tonight's will include original versions of songs "Friend I'm Fine," "Let the Moonshine Flow," "Wild Berries," "My Dad" and "Ridge Runner," Nola Sizemore of the Harlan Daily Enterprise reports.

"Privileged and humbled are a couple of ways we feel right now," upright bass player Joseph Jones told Sizemore. "Everybody in the band hopes we’re making Harlan County proud. It’s a great honor to get the chance to represent this great place that we call home." The band also includes James Dean on banjo and vocals, Dustin Middleton on mandolin and vocals, Jamie Stewart on dobro and Andy Buckner on guitar and vocals. The band recently signed a record deal with Rural Rhythm Records and plans an album later this year. (Read more)

1 comment:

Betty Dotson-Lewis said...

I watch Justified and have recorded some sessions. I love it.
One show was great where the coal company rep. met up with the "strong" mountain woman and her sons who opposed Mountaintop Removal. She had a great speech at the town meeting on why not to do mountaintop removal. I love Harlan County and the people thre. My forthcoming novel with my writing partner, Kathy Colley Slusher, is set in Harlan County - Harlan Confessions.
Can't wait to see and hear the local bands. Congratulations.