Back To My Roots
Sequoia Rose wanted to make an album that highlights the sound of an earlier generation, while at the same time pushing the boundaries of the genre in bold and exciting new ways. Inspiring a new generation of pickers and expanding the realm of possibility with new and uncharted territory. Bluegrass isn't just for old people anymore but those old
Sequoia Rose wanted to make an album that highlights the sound of an earlier generation, while at the same time pushing the boundaries of the genre in bold and exciting new ways. Inspiring a new generation of pickers and expanding the realm of possibility with new and uncharted territory. Bluegrass isn't just for old people anymore but those old songs give me goosebumps they sound so good don't they? The moral of the story is "Bluegrass is cool, and bluegrass is for everyone!" The emotional and reminiscent, transient singer songwriter ballad "Back To My Roots" inspires us to travel the world and find adventure while at the same time remembering where we came from and who we really are. One must refuse to let the world bring them down even though things might not always be easy, there's always a silver lining and a positive mindset of gratefulness to pull us through. "All I Ever Loved Was You" features Sequoia Rose on mandolin, guitar, and vocals. This song is done like the original, but with a few modern twists. "Crazy Heart" features Clay Hess on banjo, tight three piece harmony, and just enough icing on the cake to keep ya coming back for more! If hard driving progressive instrumental tunes and mandolin picking are your thing, "West Union" and "Lambaste" will be sure to tickle your eardrums and get you pumped to run a marathon, go to battle, lift weights, or something else epic and intense like that! There are some seriously talented, incredible, and killer musicians featured on these tunes including Sequoia Rose on mandolin, Scott Vestal on banjo, Andy Leftwich on fiddle, Barry Bales on bass, Randy Kohrs on dobro, and Cody Kilby on guitar! Cody Kilby, Andy Leftwich, and Barry Bales also join Sequoia for the fiddle tune "Miller's Reel" which is done in the traditional way, but with so much precision and excellence that you can't help but get up and dance for this one! The rambling heartbreak, down on my luck song "Cold Like The Rain," is about a sensual woman with no moral compass, misleading the ones that love her, and breaking the hearts of the ones who try to save her. The down to earth love anthem "Please Don't Fade Away" is a funny take on the struggles that come with relationships and the reality that true love will heal a person. The ones that we love are worth fighting for, and it is a choice that we must make every day to keep fighting for the ones that we love. "Trap House Blues" is a hauntingly, soulful, and heartfelt take on the relationship between people and drugs in this country. There were over 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States of America from 2021 to 2022 including many of my friends, and friends of friends. It is such a huge problem that people really need to be made aware of, and informed about how it's never too late to change if you've already went down that road and need to get help. If you put your mind to it, you can become anyone that you want to be, it simply requires hard work and determination. This album takes you on a rollercoaster ride of high quality bluegrass! Keeping the traditions alive and preserving a sound and a style that has touched so many hearts and souls throughout the years, you will be confident that the future of bluegrass is in good hands and headed in the right direction after just a few tracks.
Back To My Roots is about how life can take you many places, some good and some bad, but don’t lose yourself in the mix no matter what happens. People will look down on the poor and judge a person simply because they don’t have money. This world will make you feel like you don’t deserve to live if you don’t have a fat wallet, but you can find happiness if you surround yourself with unconditionally loving people. Be a friend, show love, be the change you want to see in the world, be yourself and do what you love without any expectations and you can't ever go wrong!