Jan 14, 2022
Darren Beachley releases new single "New Ballard Branch" from upcoming album "The Road Not Taken"
Longtime bluegrass vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Darren Beachley branches out into a new Bluegrass/ Americana sound with his forthcoming solo album with Turnberry Records.
“New Ballard Branch,” Beachley’s first single from the album, marks his first solo release in more than a decade. The single drops Dec. 17, 2021, and will be available to stream and download in January 2022.
“Like a lot of bluegrass songs, it’s a love story gone wrong,” Darren Beachley says about the single. “I really like it because the melody line and chord changes are totally different than most things I’ve heard.”
“The Road Not Taken,” the forthcoming album that’s slated for release in 2022, contains a mix of new, original material and bluegrass classics. Featured guest artists on the album include Sam Bush, Clay Hess, Alan Bibey, Scott Vestal, Curt Vestal, T. Michael Coleman, Wyatt Rice, Troy Engle, Pat White, Rebekah Speer, Carl White, Josh Swift, Mike Phipps, Christy Dowell and Joe Wolking.
Beachley rose to prominence in the bluegrass sphere when he joined Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver as its lead vocalist and guitarist and toured the globe for four years. Following that stint, he returned home to Maryland and formed Legends of the Potomac, continuing to gain renown for his original songwriting, skilled musicianship, and soaring vocals.