Billy Blue Records, along with Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, announce the release of Hitchhiking to California, Friday, January 29, 2021.
Additionally, a lyric video is now available for the latest single from the project, “Blue Collar Blues,” (1.15.21).
Hitchhiking to California is the group’s 6th recorded project; its first on Nashville’s Billy Blue Records. The project features 11 tracks, including the chart-topping title cut, which was released to radio in the Fall of 2020. The song reached #1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart.
Alan Bibey, is a multi-award winning and Grammy nominated artist known for his exceptional mandolin mastery. He is joined by Justin Jenkins on banjo, Zak McLamb on bass and vocals, Tony Watt on guitar, Kati Penn on fiddle and vocals, Ron Stewart on guitar and fiddle, and Patrick M’Gonigle on vocals. The multi-award winning duo ofDarin & Brooke Aldridge guests on the track, “Daddy and Me.”
Bibey signed with Billy Blue Records in early 2020. “It’s been such a good experience,” Alan says. “Everyone is so interested and involved. It’s a great team, and working together has been a total pleasure.”
Among his many accolades, Alan was included in the Mel Bay book, “Greatest Mandolin Players Of The Twentieth Century,”and in 2004, the Gibson Company put into production the Alan Bibey Signature line of mandolins. Quite simply, Alan Bibey is one of the most influential mandolin players in bluegrass and acoustic music history, with an ever-growing string of hit singles and albums. Hitchhiking to California continues the tradition.
Hitchhiking to California is available wherever great music is sold or streamed. The music is available to radio through AIRPLAY DIRECT.
ALAN BIBEY & GRASSTOWNE
HITCHHIKING TO CALIFORNIA
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 29, 2021
BILLY BLUE RECORDS
FULL TRACK LIST
01. HITCHHIKING TO CALIFORNIA
02. BLUE COLLAR BLUES
03. I WANT TO BE LOVED (BUT ONLY BY YOU)
05. RHYTHM OF THE RAILS
06. MESSIN’ WITH SASQUATCH
07. I DON’T KNOW WHEN
08. TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME
09. CRIME AT QUIET DELL
10. DADDY AND ME (FEAT. DARIN & BROOKE ALDRIDGE)
11. WHEN HE CALLS MY NAME