Bluegrass Dynamos Unspoken Tradition Reflect On The Little Things In New Single ‘Moments’

With a distinct blend of traditional bluegrass and progressive newgrass, Unspoken Tradition is back with their latest single, the nostalgic new track, “Moments.” 

Made up of Audie McGinnis (guitar, vocals), Ty Gilpin (mandolin, vocals), Tim Gardner (fiddle, vocals), Say Sankaran (bass, vocals), and Zane McGinnis (banjo), the powerhouse quartet brings a unique sound that is passionate, sincere, and reflective of the constantly changing culture of of their home in North Carolina. 

In the past several years, their catchy singles have made serious headway on various charts. Their 2019 album release, Myths We Tell Our Young, reached #5 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts, and has seen five top-charting radio singles. Their recent notable releases, “California,” “Irons in the Fire,” and “Carolina and Tennessee,” have all reached the Bluegrass Today Top 20 in the past couple of years, and were all featured on their 2022 album, Imaginary Lines. 

“Moments”

Released via Mountain Home Music Company, the band’s latest single, “Moments,” brings together all that this group stands for by reflecting on the enduring power of memories and their touchstones. The song highlights the distinct voice of bassist Sankaran, who provides an unforgettable and touching sense of home for the listener. 

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Sankaran comments on the new release, “I’m so happy to be giving ‘Moments’ a second life… I originally recorded this song, written by our producer, Jon Weisberger and Andy Hall of the Infamous Stringdusters, on my solo album… I think my own journey reflects the subject material — with more than a decade of hindsight, it takes on a different meaning in thinking about how fleeting time can seem, how the moments of our lives can ‘turn us all around, lift us up or knock us down.’” 

With Unspoken Tradition’s natural authenticity and wistful tunes, there’s little doubt they will be dropping chart-topping releases for years to come. 

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