The Churchmen have been carrying the bluegrass gospel flag for more than three decades from their base in southwestern Virginia. Bass player Keith Clark is the sole remaining founding member, though banjo picker Carroll Arnn has been on board nearly as long. They are currently joined by Greg Jones on mandolin and Jay Adams on guitar. All four sing lead and harmony, offering the group a varied vocal sound.
Jones sings this latest, which he wrote, and says was inspired by his love of The Easter Brothers.
“Growing up in the Cana, Virginia, and Mt. Airy, North Carolina areas, I was exposed to the music of The Easter Brothers pretty early on in life. My parents were both fans of the music and had records and 8-track tapes of many bluegrass artists including the Easters. Their style was unique, and their message was clear! I had their sound in mind when writing down the words to the song I Know He’ll Let Me In. I hope the style and message of the Easter Brothers come through when folks hear this song!”
The band gets support on this track from Nathan Aldridge on fiddle and Aaron Ramsey on bass vocal.
Have a listen…