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LISTEN: Lost & Found, “Dreamer’s Hill”

May 16, 2023

LISTEN: Lost & Found,

Artist: Lost & Found
Hometown: Ferrum, Virginia
Song: “Dreamer’s Hill”
Album: Final Chapter
Release Date: May 19, 2023
Label: Mountain Fever Records

Editor’s Note: The Lost & Found band began in 1973 with the oiginal lineup of Allen Mills, Gene Parker, Dempsey Young and Roger Handy. Most of Final Chapter was recorded in 2013 by Sammy Shelor at Mountain Fever Studios in Willis, Virginia. During a cleanup of the studio, Mountain Fever Records owner Mark Hodges came across the ‘lost’ hard drive containing Final Chapter.

In Their Words: “Dewitt ‘Buster’ Johnson reached out just pitching songs and he suggested ‘Dreamer’s Hill.’ I remember how that song was absolutely the standout. I immediately related to the story of the old man reminiscing about his younger days. The song describes the beauty and peace of a place from childhood. The last few lines really bring it home: ‘I’ve never known such peace alone and I know I never will / Till I leave this world behind me and return to Dreamer’s Hill.’” — Allen Mills, Lost & Found

“It was such an honor to be a part of a project by Lost & Found. They have been heroes of mine since my teenage years and to get to work in the studio with them was a dream come true. Their brand of bluegrass had a certain class and sound that made them stand out from the rest. And they maintained that sound through 50 years of recording and touring. These last recordings are a treasure, and I’ll always be grateful to have been part of it!” — Sammy Shelor, album engineer and longtime member of Lonesome River Band

Photo Credit: Deb Mills

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