Lori King & Junction 63 Partner with Turnberry Records on Two-Record Deal
July 28, 2020 — Turnberry Records — a Division of The Bluegrass Standard Magazine, headquartered in Rancho Mirage, Calif. — is excited to announce a new relationship with Lori King & Junction 63. King and her band have signed on for a two-record deal with the fast-growing record label primarily representing bluegrass, country and Americana artists.
“This is a big deal for a little girl from Iowa!” exclaimed King, bass player and vocalist for the bluegrass outfit she describes as “in-between traditional and contemporary, but leaning towards contemporary.”
She’s excited that Turnberry Records Owner Keith Barnacastle and Turnberry Records Vice President of Records Jeff Brown have both seen the group’s devotion, noted their accolades and award recognitions, and recently agreed to sign the band, which has been together since 2014.
“I’m just very excited that both Keith and Jeff believe in us as a band and as artists,” King said, expressing her delight that unlike her previous recordings that were strictly indie productions, she’s looking forward to “having a team of people to help promote these records.”
On the drawing board now is an as-yet unnamed record slated to drop in the winter.
“We’re looking at a December release, and maybe release a single sooner than that,” King said, explaining she predicts the first single might be a gospel number that’s never been recorded by anyone before. The full album is expected to contain a mixture of both original material and recognizable tunes, all in a similar vein to the band’s previous work.
King believes Turnberry was receptive to getting behind the band due to exposure that stretches past the band’s usual stomping grounds in southern Iowa and Missouri. In recent years, King has aimed to expose the band’s work to both music fans and industry professionals nationwide by attending and having a presence at events across the country (SPBGMA, IBMA, etc.), performing live, and making herself a committed, hardworking presence in the bluegrass world.
King — who began her performance career playing Bass in 1993 and joined Bluegrass Addiction in 1999, and performed with the band until forming JCT 63 in 2014. Lori has received numerous awards including the 2015 Midwest SPBGMA Bass Fiddle Player and Traditional Vocalist of the Year, and in 2016, Female Vocalist of the Year. Many awards and accolades — most bestowed by SPBGMA — are also held amongst the band members.
In addition to King, the lineup includes her husband, Joe King (guitar, vocals); Kevin Amburgey (mandolin, vocals); Mark Hargrove (banjo, vocals); and Kyle Murphy (fiddle).
Turnberry Records is excited to welcome Lori King & Junction 63 to the family, and is proud to now have King and her musical crew on its roster of talented artists. For more information on Turnberry Records and Management, visit turnberryrecords.com.