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LISTEN: Darren Nicholson, “Arkansas Without You”

Jan 26, 2023

LISTEN: Darren Nicholson,

Artist: Darren Nicholson
Hometown: Canton, North Carolina
Song: “Arkansas Without You”
Release Date: January 27, 2023
Label: Mountain Home Music Company

In Their Words: “’Arkansas Without You’ is our bluegrass story of romance, deception and when emotions overtake you. It’s our modern-day bluegrass murder ballad. I watch a lot of forensic files and true crime, and there are many tales like this that show the darker side of the human condition. Colby Laney on guitar and Zach Smith on bass provide a rhythmic groove that was so easy for Wes Corbett (banjo) and Billy Contreras (fiddle) to float over. The vocal tells the story, but the instruments are the props on the stage which are helping set the mood. I’m very excited this recording will be available in Dolby Atmos spatial audio. It’s a unique listening experience for sure. The tones and the clarity are just at a different level. This is my first time using Ferdinand, my 1923 Loar, as well as my first time having a song in Dolby Atmos. The new frontier of mixing!” — Darren Nicholson


Photo Credit: Reed Jones

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