LORRAINE JORDAN & CAROLINA ROAD, “Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road,” Pinecastle. 12 tracks.

Lorraine Jordan, a North Carolina mandolin player, founded Carolina Road in 1998. And 15 years later, the band is among the busiest on the bluegrass circuit.

It performs at an average of 60 bluegrass festivals a year in the United States and Canada.

Carolina Road’s last album, “Back To My Roots,” topped bluegrass charts for two months.

That’s a tough act to follow.

But the new album, which will be released on Sept. 10, has a lot going for it.

Jordan wrote or co-wrote three songs — “Livin’ Like I’m Dying,” “Bluegrass Barn” and “Hold Me One More Time.”

Band members Tommy Long and Josh Goforth wrote “I Saw The Golden Stairs.” Goforth wrote “Suitcase of Your Heart.” and Long wrote “I Heard You Call His Name Last Night.”

Tom T. and Dixie Hall wrote “That’s Kentucky,” a salute to the bluegrass state.

And the band covers “Living With The Shades Pulled Down,” a 1975 western-swing hit for Merle Haggard, and “You Won’t Ever Forget Me,” an Ernest Tubb song from 1969.

The most unusual title on the album is “Song of the French Broad,” a song about a North Carolina river — not a woman.

Good album by a band that specializes in a hard-driving traditional sound.

Can’t find it in stores? Try http://www.CarolinaRoadBand.com.

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