Flatt Lonesome is a band on the move.
It won’t celebrate its fifth anniversary until early 2016.
But the band was named emerging artist of the year for 2014 by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
And on Oct. 2, Flatt Lonesome’s third studio album, “Runaway Train,” hits stores and websites.
The band’s roots go back several years to the day the Rev. Dolton Robertson and his wife, Lisa, created a family bluegrass gospel band called Sandy Creek Revival with their children Kelsi, Buddy and Charli.
As they got older, the Robertson children decided to make bluegrass a full-time occupation and formed Flatt Lonesome with friends Dominic Illingworth, Michael Stockton and Paul Harrigill.
Harrigill and Kelsi Robertson married in 2012.
Today, the Robertson siblings share lead vocal duties and create a strong harmony sound.
“Runaway Train” is a mixture of gospel, traditional and progressive bluegrass.
Songs come from the likes of Gram Parsons (“Still Feeling Blue”), Dwight Yoakam (“You’re The One”), David and Don Parmley (“Don’t Come Running”) and Tommy Collins and Merle Haggard (“Mixed Up Mess of A Heart”).
But there’s a lot of original material on here too.
The Harrigills wrote or co-wrote six of the tracks — “You’ll Pay,” “In The Heat of the Fire,” “In The Morning,” “Road to Nottingham,” “Casting All Your Care on Him” and “Letting Go.”
Dolton Robertson contributed “New Lease On Life.”
Like the title track implies, Flatt Lonesome is on a fast track in bluegrass these days.
Can’t find it in stores? Try FlattLonesome.com.