"Making a record is all about choices.
First, songs are selected through a long and arduous process
of listening. The songs then need to be framed properly
by tasteful arranging, and when the songs are arranged
the musicians must choose to play in a way which suits
each song and the recording as a whole.
Cages Bend and their producer Stephen
Mougin have shown in this debut CD a predisposition towards
making good decisions. They've gathered material from a
wide variety of writers - Robert Gately, Becky Buller,
Randy Kohrs, Jon Weisberger , Tony Rackley, Stephen Mougin,
and from within Cages Bend, Sim Daley and Jenni Lyn Gardner
- and they've put these songs into stylish and appropriate
instrumental and vocal settings. Cages Bend and Stephen
Mougin have every reason to be proud of Now I'm Lonely."
Alison Krauss and Union Station.
"This recording by Cages Bend is an
absolute delight to listen to. The arrangements are fresh,
the instrumental work is second to none and the vocals
are as pure and exciting as you'll find anywhere in bluegrass
As a mandolin
player myself, I really appreciate Jenni Gardner's work
on this record. She has a touch on the mandolin that produces
such a wonderful tone and has a real feeling for playing
what fits each tune just perfectly. Sims' banjo is driving
and syncopated with an authority that drives the band and
makes the real grassy numbers really rock.
This recording is one of the best debut recordings by a group
I've heard in quite a long time. These folks have all the "right
stuff" assembled here. Good material, inventive arrangements,
exciting players, and beautiful vocal work combining to make
a recording that I will be enjoying for a long time to come.
And I know you will as well!"
Cages Bend is proud to announce that we have finally finished our debut CD " Now I'm Lonely"
Buy CD Please
send $15.00 plus $3.00 postage & packing to:
PO Box 187
Joelton, TN 37080
The CD comprises of 11 tracks, 9 of which are original's.
We are very proud of the new project, but don't just take
our word for it, be sure to read what Ron Block and Adam
Steffey has to say about the project :-
Everyone involved in this project feel very privileged to have had Stephen Mougin (from the Sam Bush Band) & his wife Jana working with the band. They are making guest appearances, contributing their stellar harmony vocal work to the project. Stephen was the producer & engineer for the record at his Dark Shadows studio in Nashville, TN & has been working extensively with Cages Bend to arrange & produce our sound & material. A big THANK YOU from everyone involved , you guys are the best !!