On the heels of their second International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year award, this eminent band continues to be a tour de force in Bluegrass with their album, Aeonic. With this music, Balsam Range continues to grow the magic that has mesmerized audiences and expanded their fandom -- arresting songs full of humanity, dynamic performances graced with subtleties, and material that is both personal and profound. Music that would be powerful in any genre but is made all the more compelling through this Western North Carolina band's acoustic music mastery.
The album kicks off with a song that has already spent weeks at the #1 spot in Bluegrass Radio, "The Girl Who Invented the Wheel." With the lead vocal by Buddy Melton, 2-time IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, it's an out-of-the-box anecdote about a man left impressed albeit rejected by an independent woman: "I've been left before, this was a different deal / I think I just met the girl who invented the wheel."
Several of the songs share a prevailing theme of searching for meaning. They may reveal where Balsam Range finds itself as an artist, evaluating the past, looking toward what's next.