By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Closing in on two years since welcoming their sophomore album Bigger Than A Feeling Lexington-based jam-grassers Restless Leg String Band are back at it, today unveiling “Seasonal Progression” – a giddy and upbeat instrumental song and the title track of their upcoming album, due out later in 2020. The song is the first of two planned single releases ahead of the full album release.
According to guitarist Casen Baumgardner, the song came about while the band was picking around at Two Keys Tavern in Lexington one evening during birthday celebrations for a friend before undergoing changes in arrangement, resulting in the version released today.
Recording in Lexington with Jason Groves at Sneak Attack Recording Co., “Seasonal Progression” marks the band’s first published material featuring mandolinist Chris Cupp, who in the fall of 2018 joined the band’s core of Baumgardner, fiddler Ishi Wooton, bassist Joe Schlaak and banjoist Jonathan Bramel.
Listen to “Seasonal Progression” below.
Restless Leg String Band will perform on Jan. 16 at Stanley’s Pub in Cincinnati and again Jan. 31 at The Redmoor along with April 16-19 in Harrodsburg at Terrapin Hill Farm’s annual Cabin Fever Reliever music festival. Visit the band’s official website for more information.