Fayetteville progressive bluegrass band and local heroes Arkansauce have a new album coming out next month, and the band recently released the first track from the album.
The new song, called Up on the Shelf, was officially released to streaming services earlier this month, and is already making waves in the bluegrass world. The track was included on Spotify’s Indie Bluegrass playlist last week.
The album, which will include 11 new tracks, is called OK to Wonder. The album was recorded in Fayetteville at Crisp Recording Studio, was mixed by James Tuttle [Leftover Salmon, The String Cheese Incident, Hot Rize, Michael Franti, Cary Morin, and was mastered by Brad Sarno [Son Volt, Jay Farrar. It is the band’s 5th album.
The record, according to mandolin player and singer Ethan Bush, is inspired by the band’s home state and their recent travels.
“We are a band that spends most of our time in the back of a van hurtling toward long nights, good times, and a destiny unknown,” Ethan said. “Our inspiration is gathered by events unfolding in our own adventures in real time. These days, the desire to create, inspire, and redefine within our scene seems to be the main driving force behind our music. From a young age we were huge fans of live music and were introduced to a lot of great music by our families.”
OK to Wonder is set to be released on April 21.
Listen to the new song “Up on the Shelf” embedded below.