The Lonely Heartstring Band’s ‘Until I Cross That Line’ is your Folk Alliance International Song of the Day

The International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp comes to KC February 19-23. To get you geared up for the folk blowout, every day we’re posting a song we like by one of the event’s showcase artists.

Bluegrass and the Beatles? Stranger things have happened. Boston’s the Lonely Heartstring Band may have started as a bluegrass band covering Fab Four tunes, but they’ve evolved over the years. There’s still something very poplike about the songs they play – catchy, jangly things – but they interpret old material and compose originals for a host of standard strings: banjo, fiddle, mandolin. Lead singer George Clements has a voice that soothes, and he could probably hopscotch genres with it, but it’s a treat to hear him so stripped down. 

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See also:

#23: John Fullbright’s “Gawd Above”
#22: Grant Lee Phillips’ “Walking in the Green Corn”
#21: The Carper Family’s “Foolish Ramblin’ Man”
#20: The Black Lillies’ “The Fall”
#19: Ganstagrass’ “Long Hard Times to Come”
#18: Chuck Mead’s “Girl on the Billboard”
#17: Jordie Lane’s “Feet Fall”
#16: The Howlin’ Brothers “Big Fall” 

#15: Jadea Kelly’s “Lone Wolf”
#14: The Sweet Lowdown’s “Red Shift Blues”
#13: The Stray Birds’ “Time in Squares”
#12: SHEL’s “Lost at Sea” 
#11: Uncle Bonsai’s “Penis Envy”
#10: Miss Tess’ “People Don’t Come Here for Gold”
#9: Baskery’s “The NoNo”

#8: The Farewell Drifters’ “Modern Age” 
#7: Willie Watson’s “Keep It Clean”
#6: Buffalo Tales’ “Puppet Strings”
#5: Sam Baker’s “Slots”
#4: Carolina Story’s “Lonely Without You”

Categories: Music