Carolina Road Band
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Carolina Road Band

Garner, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | MAJOR

Garner, North Carolina, United States | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2000
Band Americana Bluegrass

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Dec
09
Carolina Road Band @ Christmas in the Smokies

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States

Nov
20
Carolina Road Band @ Central Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nov
14
Carolina Road Band @ Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

Wilmington, Ohio, United States

Wilmington, Ohio, United States

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"The Reason for Lorraine Jordan's Success"

“The reason for LJ’s success, though, is not difficult to discern: this band is unbelievably tight when they rev up, which is often, and back door breezy in balladry. Jordan’s known for her maverick hard-driving mandolin style, and Ben Greene’s a damn good banjo player, non-stop picking. Josh Goforth plies a fiddle in the fashion of a David Laflamme or a Richard Greene after a few dozen Starbucks Specials, Tommy Long tackling the lead vocals along with Lorraine and setting his guitar down in the rhythm section, John Bradley’s bass accompanying.”
Mark Tucker – FAME - Mark Tucker - FAME


"Bluegrass Chart Toppers"

"The bluegrass chart toppers have teamed with some of the biggest country artists of all-time, including Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, Jim Ed Brown, Lynn Anderson, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, and John Conlee, to give country classics a new, unique, bluegrass twist. In addition, joining the impressive lineup is country singers Kelly Lang and JesseKeith Whitley, along with bluegrass favorites Marty Raybon and Ronnie Reno. Listeners will be taken on an emotional journey, with songs that hit the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, combined with special guests, deliver tunes that will have fans singing along the days. Those included in this special collection are the #1 Billboard hits "Ready For The Times to Get Better", "Common Man", "Dixie Road", "Diggin", "Up Bones", "I Got Mexico", "Do You Want to Go to Heaven", "Don't Close Your Eyes", and "Rose Garden". In addition, another highlight on the album is "Boogie Grass Band", which was originally released by Conway Twitty in 1978. Top to Bottom, I loved every song on the album. GREAT SONGS STAND THE TEST OF TIME. These great songs done in this unique style will stir your money again. TOP NOTCH ALBUM BY TALENTED ARTISTS!"
-Jay Vee with Jeff Vallet - Jay Vee with Jeff Vallet


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Pinecastle recording artists Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have a distinct sound and charismatic stage show, which sets them apart from many traditional bluegrass bands. Affectionately known as the “Lady of Tradition” in bluegrass, Lorraine has fronted Carolina Road for over 15 years. The band’s distinct sound and old time flair can be attributed to the bluegrass-rich area of North Carolina from which they hail and borrow their name. As the founding member and band leader for Carolina Road, Lorraine Jordan’s showmanship and chemistry with the audience makes the group one of the most popular bands among bluegrass fans today. The band has a large following and a fan club of 600 active members. They have partnered with Southern Travel of Raleigh, NC, and already have a tour bus of fans headed to 6 of their show dates this year.

Hard work has paid off for this dynamic bluegrass band, earning them over 100 performances each year throughout North America at more than 60 major festivals. Carolina Road plays worldwide and headlines a National Bluegrass festival, Christmas in the Smokies. They have hosted the Canadian Bluegrass Awards, toured Europe, and played 15 bluegrass cruises. Carolina Road’s performance is a traditional sound with a fresh approach, which includes invigorating instrumentals, smooth blending vocals, and all the energy that you can stand!

Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road are just coming off of having two national #1 bluegrass hits with “A Light in the Window Again” and “That’s Kentucky”, which was “Song of the Year – 2015 SPBGMA.” Their newest release, Country Grass, has a stellar line-up. This project was recorded at Skaggs’ Place Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and Eastwood Studio in Cana, Virginia. The project includes 11 country and bluegrass legends: Lee Greenwood, John Conlee, Jim Ed Brown, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Lynn Anderson, Eddy Raven, Crystal Gayle, Marty Raybon, Jesse Keith Whitley, and Ronnie Reno.

Lorraine Jordan has won two IBMA Recorded Events of the Year Awards, 2009 and 2011. She just won SPBGMA’s 2015 Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year and is a finalist for the 2015 Carolina Music Awards in the Bluegrass Americana category.

Carolina Road has some of the top musicians in the industry including Ben Greene (banjo), Josh Goforth (fiddle), Jason Moore (bass), and Brad Hudson (dobro). Ben Greene is SPBGMA’s 2015 Banjo Player of the Year and has two banjo cd projects receiving national radio airplay. Josh Goforth, multi-instrumentalist, was a 2009 finalist for a Grammy Award for a project he produced and recorded on, titled “Cuttin Loose.” Tommy Long, who sings lead vocals on both of Carolina Road’s # 1 hits, has a great cross-over voice for the Country Grass sound . Jason Moore plays an upright bass with the drive and timing that brings their hard-driving music together. Brad Hudson on dobro has a great lead voice for any type of music, and like Josh, is a multi-instrumentalist. With this combination of musicians, the energy and charisma, Carolina Road is one of the most sought out bands today.

 

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