Just Me & the Radioman
Just Me and the Radioman The Shuey Brothers have been thrilling audiences in central Pennsylvania for 15 years. So after numerous requests from adoring fans they decided to get to the studio and record some of their all time favorite songs. The title cut is an original song penned by the youngest twin Banjo Tom . Surprisingly it is a stalking song about a love lost but not forgotten. The album is an interesting mix of songs picked by the person who sings the lead. The lead singing is a shared task and is done by all members of the band but cousin Orvis who uses his extraordinary talents on the fiddle. Doc plays his vintage D-18 Martin on most of the album but plays the bass on cuts 4 and 9. Doc being the most educated of the Shuey twins uses his vast knowledge of bluegrass, folk and country tunes to sing the lead on the Bob Dylan classic ' I Shall Be Released', the traditional favorite 'Katy Daley' and that great old gospel tune 'Old Country Church'. Bucko plays a fine mandolin, a Gibson Bill Monroe serial # 148. He sings lead on 'The In Crowd', a great Del McCoury tune ' Dreams' and 'A Good Woman's Love'. He sings tenor on the harmonys on the other songs. Banjo Tom plays a custom banjo an sings lead on all of the great chick songs, 'I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name', ' If I'd Left It Up To You', 'Just Me And The Radioman' and a George Jones favorite ' Walk Through This World with Me'. He and Doc trade the baritone and tenor in the harmonys as needed. Last but not least, cousin Spike plays a bass he rescued from the roof of a square dance barn. He sings lead on a great tune 'Bottom Dollar' and another favorite 'You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do'. Spike is the tallest member of the band and also fills in as CEO of Bottom Dollar Records, the recording label of the album. So take a journey with the Shuey boys ..... a musical journey that takes them from their roots in traditional bluegrass to songs of modern day poets. Turn it on, turn it up and enjoy the ride, this is not your fathers bluegrass band!!