Low Water Bridge Band’s brand new album Back to the Valley is here, and you need to drop what you’re doing and give it a listen.
A relatively new band, having formed a few years ago in 2020, Low Water Bridge Band is poised to take the next step in their career with the release of their sophomore record Back to the Valley.
The 10-track album features a collection of songs and stories that will resonate with listeners everywhere, but much like the band, are rooted in the legends one hears and the experiences of residing in Appalachia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Hailing from the small town of Berryville, VA, LWBB didn’t stray too far to record the new album, hunkering down at their hometown BerryTone Studios and employing the talents of frontman Logan Moore and drummer Riley Kern to produce the record in-house.
The result is a distinctly Shenandoah record that draws on the band’s origins yet expands their sound into a force of Appalachian soul country, blending funk, rock, country, and soul into an amalgamation of sonic preferences that are held together by the impressive harmonies all over the record that they have mastered, showcasing more than ever what this band is truly capable of.
This sound provides the perfect backdrop for descriptive, imagery-filled lyricism that quite literally takes you back to the valley with each verse, painting pictures of its breathtaking rivers and mountains and the characters who have occupied the area over the years.
In addition to Logan Moore and Riley Kerns, Low Water Bridge Band is rounded out by Riley’s brother Alex Kerns keeping rhythm on bass, James Montgomery slinging guitar, Justin Carver bringing the honky tonk sound on pedal steel and banjo, and multi-instrumentalist Rudy Bzdyk providing fiddle, keys, trumpet, and just about anything else the band needs to bring it all together.
Following their formation in 2020, Low Water Bridge Band dropped their debut album Midnight in Virginia to a solid response from fans and critics alike, laying the foundation for the band to take the next step.
Now, with their sophomore project Back to the Valley, they’ve done just that, and I’d guess that you’ll be hearing a lot more about Low Water Bridge Band moving forward as the album spreads and they continue to tour on their new music.
These guys are the real deal, and Back to the Valley provides even further proof. Let the music speak for itself below.
“Siren of the Shenandoah”
“Clarke County Clay”
The band has a few shows left on the schedule in 2023, so if they’re coming near you, I highly recommend catching a show.
If you’re in Virginia, they’re celebrating the album’s release with a stacked triple-header at the Get Tight Lounge alongside bands Pipesleeve and Joe May’s Month of Mondays, and then heading back to their hometown of Berryville on Saturday Nov. 18 to keep the party going at Barns of Rose Hill, and closing out the year with a show in Washington D.C.
11/17 – Get Tight Lounge – Richmond, VA w/ Pipesleeve, Joe May’s Month of Mondays
11/18 – Barns of Rose Hill – Berryville, VA
12/27 – Pearl Street Warehouse – Washington D.C. w/ Jared Stout Band