SONG PREMIERE: THE NINE SEAS LET RICH HARMONIES SHINE ON BLUEGRASS GOSPEL CLASSIC “TRIALS, TROUBLES, TRIBULATIONS”

Today Glide is excited to premiere the duo’s rendition of “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations”, a bluegrass gospel classic originally recorded by Estil C. Ball in 1959. The song has been a favorite and a frequent staple on their setlists, which is why they chose to include two different versions on the album. This particular version features contributions from Jim White, who added banjo, drums, melodica and other atmospherics. The result is an almost archaic, field-recording sound that lends itself well to the rich vocals of McBain and Tormes, who posses the distinct gift of blood harmonies despite not being related. Between the vocals and the slow churn of the instruments, there is an airy, almost spiritual mood to the song and you can feel the connection to it that both singers have.

 

 

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