“Take a one of a kind voice, a commanding stage presence, and a killer songwriter who can conjure up the long lonesome feeling of bluegrass music with a stealth and hearty vocal like no other. ”
— - Bill Barnett, Saltymoss Media
Edgar Loudermilk Band, Featuring Jeff Autry
Not only has Edgar Loudermilk played and toured with Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, but he has also had monumental success with the IBMA Emerging Artist nomination for his duo work with Adkins & Loudermilk. Edgar wrote or co-wrote the majority of the music that topped and still remains on the bluegrass charts from the Adkins & Loudermilk album release. Edgar's music is a mainstay on bluegrass radio and he has been a "Most Played" Sirius Bluegrass Radio Musician since his start. It seems nothing he touches musically can go wrong! Edgar has certainly proven himself in the industry as an adept and proficient singer-songwriter with three successful solo releases, in addition to the earlier Adkins & Loudermilk release. The future looks bright for the Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry.
In addition to touring and performing, Edgar Loudermilk has had great success as a songwriter, with over 50 self-penned songs, many of which have been recorded by others. To quote Edgar, "I see songwriting as much of a calling as singing. Songwriting is a big part of it for me. Playing and singing is great fun and a good time, and we love the audiences, but the art of crafting words and music into a song is very rewarding." In 2017, Edgar's self-penned song, "Can't Live Life," was recorded by Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary as part of their "American Grandstand" album--that album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and in July of 2017, it was on Billboard's Top 10 of Top Current Country Albums, as well as No.1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart for the week of July 29, 2017. The album went on to be #1 on Splice Today's Top 10 Country Albums of 2017.
The Edgar Loudermilk Band is overjoyed at featuring the acclaimed Jeff Autry on guitar and vocals. Jeff Autry has been in the music industry for over twenty years, playing early on with the Lynn Morris Band, The Bluegrass Cardinals, and the Larry Stephenson Band. Later on, as a freelance guitarist, he performed on stages across the USA and abroad with the likes of Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, Bela Fleck, The Travelin' McCoury's, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Keller Williams. In addition, Jeff was the guitarist for the ever acrobatic, multi-genre musical styles of the John Cowan Band for 14 years. Jeff Autry's solo album, "Foothills," saw great success in it's original release and has since been re-released in 2017.
Edgar's incredibly talented former A&L bandmates, Jeff Autry, Glen Crain, and Zack Autry, performed on the July, 2016, Pinecastle Records release of Edgar's "Georgia Maple" album. The first single, "My Kentucky Home," penned by Loudermilk, was released and earned significant airplay and notice from bluegrass radio contributing to the increasing momentum of "Georgia Maple."
The Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry is excited about their upcoming 2018 release of their newest album, "The Test of Time," recorded on Pinecastle Records.
The Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry, is looking forward to their 2018 tour which will take them coast-to-coast, including performing on a Danny Stewart California Bluegrass Cruise, a West Coast Tour, an extensive Canadian tour during March, and a busy summer festival season on the horizon.
Performance dates are booking fast as folks, nationwide, want to be a part of this tour!
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