“Come See About Me” is a moving cry for help, a plea for the recognition of humanity itself. It is a song for the “everyman,” the weary, the frightened, the discouraged and the lost. The track moves at a solid mid-tempo pace that is enriched with a weeping steel, lilting mandolin, transitionary dobro and a fluid banjo line. Produced by Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, the single showcases his band Quicksilver, plus respected studio musicians David Johnson on pedal steel and Tony Creasman on drums. The vocals, rich with heartache, loss and longing, feature Lawson, Tim Surrett, Buddy Melton, Audie McGinnis, Terry Eldredge, Donna Ulisse, Rick Stanley, Darin Aldridge, Brooke Aldridge, Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes, Troy Boone, Bailey Coe, Daniel Greeson, Terry Smith, Darren Nicholson, John Bryan, Kyle Cantrell, Becky Cantrell and Chris Jones. The production is unique in its line-sharing approach and in the group chorus which features additional special guests. Written by Conway Twitty (p.k.a. Harold L. Jenkins), “Come See About Me” epitomizes the Fund’s purpose while striking a resonating chord:
I’m somebody’s children alone and forsaken, a wave
That’s lost at sea
I’m right here behind you, I’m all around you,
So slow down
Turn around and you will see
I’m your mother, your sister and your brother
Come see about me
Lawson reflects on the day of recording, noting, “By the end of the song we had 20-something artists all singing into two boom mics, and it was powerful. The song really reflects the whole purpose of the project and reminds us that we’re all in this together. We gotta look out for each other and lend a hand. That’s what the Trust Fund, this song, the album – and the Bluegrass family – are all about.”
Set for release on September 28, COME SEE ABOUT ME: A Benefit For The IBMA Trust Fund will be available for pre-order August 24. Catch a sneak peek of the upcoming album in this YouTube video.
ABOUT IBMA TRUST FUND
The Bluegrass Trust Fund (officially the “IBMA Trust”) was established in 1987 to offer financial aid to Bluegrass music professionals in time of emergency need. Patterned after similar entities in the music world, the Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable institution governed by an autonomous five-person board of trustees appointed by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
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