continued Listening to her debut album Cumberland Moonshine, listeners will find themselves drawn into finely detailed story songs with a universal air. Songs of heartbreak, redemption and love lost and found dot the landscape of Cumberland Moonshine, and Renée Wahl voices each as if nothing else matters in the world.
Cumberland Moonshine establishes Wahl as a serious player in Nashville. It doesn’t hurt that Wahl is backed by one of the best supporting casts in Nashville. Cumberland Moonshine features performances from Bryan Owings on drums (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Buddy And Julie Miller); guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart); Pat Bergerson (Shelby Lynne, Wynonna Judd, Lyle Lovett, Suzy Boggus) on guitar and harmonica; Fats Kaplin (Mark Knopfler, Garth Brooks, Waylon Jennings); Charles Treadway on organ (The Dynamites); GRAMMY winner Charlie Chadwick and Roger Prescott.
Steven L. Smith Band
Steven L. Smith, of Brant Lake, is an Adirondack native with ties to Nashville. His last two CDs recorded in Nashville charted on the Americana and Roots 66 international music charts. Steven is a voting member of the Country Music Academy (CMA). He and his band have toured the east coast, played in and around the Nashville area and Steven has also toured Ireland doing radio interviews and playing his Adirondack Country Blues. His most recent CD “Ramble On” features Charlie McCoy, from “Hee Haw,” playing harmonica. He has also had the good fortune to record with Crystal Gayle and Jimmy VanZant along with members of the Oak Ridge Boys Band and Greg Jennings from Restless Heart.
D.W. Dasher is a lifelong musician and songwriter. His music is unique yet classic in style. His baritone voice delivers power and emotion heavily influenced by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
He is a founding member of the Nashville Rock trio Mellow Down Easy, while maintaining a solo career in the Americana/Country/Folk genre. In the spring of 2005, he was given the opportunity to work on a county album with close friends Kent Goodson (George Jones) and Patrick Boone, co-writing and recording with one of Dasher's favorite rock vocalists Jeff Keith from the platinum selling band Tesla. He has toured extensively since 2005 in the United States and abroad.
In 2009 Dasher celebrated the release of both Mellow Down Easy’s critically acclaimed “Cosmisutra” album and his debut solo album “Long Road Now” featuring members of the late Waylon Jennings' band.
D.W.'s new album, set to be released Winter of 2012 includes 10 new songs written, performed, and produced by D.W. himself. The album will also include a bonus track written by legendary songwriter Roger Alan Wade.