Oakhurst will be making a stop in Billings on their Barrel Explosion Tour .
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 Oak Horse, 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.
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