Balsam Range returns to the studio, set to release 5th album

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Balsam Range returns to the studio, set to release 5th album

Members of the award-winning band, Balsam Range, have been back in the studio, putting the finishing touches on the band’s fifth album. Bass player and vocalist Tim Surrett calls the project the “strongest collection of songs” the band has ever recorded.

“We’ve been blessed to have the great material to work with on every project,” Surrett says, “but I think we all agree that this collection of songs is the strongest yet. We are all fired up about this album!”

The new album promises mostly original tunes from some of the finest writers in the genre, including Milan Miller, who has provided tunes for Balsam Range in the past. The band’s own Buddy Melton has contributed at least one original tune to the mix and there may be some familiar standards as well. Fans can expect the new project this summer.

Balsam Range’s previous album, PAPERTOWN, was named Best Bluegrass Album of the Year in the 2013 IBMA Awards.

For more on the band, including upcoming tour dates, visit

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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