Overmountain Men to Release Second Album
The Overmountain Men, featuring Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers, will release their second album, The Next Best Thing, on January 22. The band, which includes Crawford (bass, vocals), Charlotte-basd singer/songwriter David Childers (guitar, vocals), Randy Saxon (guitar, mandolin, banjo) and Robert Childers (percussion, drums), released their first record, Glorious Day, in 2010.
It’s been a tough year for Crawford, who had to stop touring with The Avett Brothers for a while after his his two-year old daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer. He was recently able to rejoin the band for a fall tour in support of their album The Carpenter which reached No. 4 on the Billboard 100 after it was released on September 11.
The Overmountain Men came together in 2008, when the band’s four members met up for a recording session at David Childers’ home. The project expanded and, by 2009, the band began recording their debut album in earnest. The Overmountain Men has a folksy sound that should appeal to fans of the Avett Brothers, despite being a little less rock oriented. You can listen to Overmountain Men’s first album, Glorious Day, below.