Oakhurst's latest offering Barrel (their 5th), was produced and engineered by Joe Pisapia (K. D.
Lang, Ben Folds & Guster) and was recorded at his own Middle Tree Studios in Nashville, TN.
With Pisapia and Oakhurst front man Adam Hill's collaborative songwriting and Pisapia's guitar
performances, Barrel takes a noticeable turn from the bluegrass tendencies that characterized
the band’s previous efforts to a more genre-bending Americana and Bluesey reverberation. The
arrangements and the harmonies are tight, pushing the songs towards a much broader audience
with mainstream appeal.
Oakhurst has cultivated a more organic and mature sound, while seeking connection and
inspiration from every audience they perform in front of. Barrel, being released on the band’s own
imprint OakHorse, was a 2 year labor of love minus the whisky that notoriously surrounded their
songwriting in the past. With members coming and going throughout the process, Barrel features
the breakout song 'Out West' which is a collaboration with Oakhurst's newest member, Daniel
Lawrence Walker and an outstanding guest fiddle performance by Jeremy Garrett of the
Infamous String Dusters.
Barrel is full of surprises and will keep fans both new and old wondering what comes next.
"When you get right down to it, it's all about the music, and while the music Oakhurst makes on
Barrel isn't the kind that defies description, it's definitely the kind that defies any one description.
The result is a perfect snapshot of an upward-bound quintet that's as broad-ranging as any you're
likely to hear all year." ~ Jon Weisberger, Nashville Blogger