Faith, music and family are the cornerstones of The Roys life and they all intersect on LONESOME WHISTLE. The album showcases Elaine s beautiful, emotion-laden voice and Lee s effervescent tenor. The project also shines a spotlight on the duo s songwriting abilities.
There are numerous highlights on the album including: Coal Minin Man, the first single, a tribute to the life of the miner and the high energy Give A Ride To The Devil, which offers up the sage wisdom that if you give a ride to the devil, someday he s gonna want to drive. Trailblazer is Elaine s nod to one of her heroes, Dolly Parton.
I love THE ROYS...really good stuff! Les Butler - The Singing News / Front Porch Fellowship Radio Network
Wow...THE ROYS sound incredible. This sounds like a home run Terry Herd, INTO THE BLUE Bluegrass Radio Network
Traditional, yet fresh, bluegrass...strong songs...gorgeous harmonies...It doesn t get any better
than that. Kyle Cantrell, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluegrass Junction
Bluegrass music is a unique art form that is as much about feel and instinct as it is technique. Blending proficiency and passion into a musically intoxicating package, THE ROYS make their debut with LONESOME WHISTLE , a spirited set that showcases the siblings stellar vocals, taut musicianship and enviable songwriting skills.
With their reverence for legends such as Bill Monroe as well as contemporary torch bearers like Ricky Skaggs, THE ROYS have crafted a debut set that combines the best of bluegrass music s traditions with the promise of its future. In recording the album, Lee and his sister Elaine, enlisted Skaggs famed band, Kentucky Thunder, and the amazing Randy Kohrs.