Stephen Mougin

As Bluegrass Music continues to grow in popularity, and much of the focus is on younger bands with alternative aesthetics, the more traditional end of the spectrum continues a very meaningful evolution as well. Stephen Mougin’s powerful new solo release, Ordinary Soul, is strong evidence of that pattern, and a strong statement from a prominent voice in Bluegrass for over 20 years. Mojo (a fitting nickname!) took a big step forward when he joined forces with acoustic titan Sam Bush in 2006, but he’s much more than a sideman. He’s a producer, engineer, mentor, and an excellent writer, player and singer. His new record has all the ingredients of high quality Bluegrass: expertly crafted original songs, virtuoso musicianship from an all star cast of pickers, and most importantly, soul. From the modern sounds of New Beginnings and Handful of Dust, to the feel-good vibes of Railroad Man (feat. Sam Bush himself), and the powerful songwriting behind Song That I Call Home and On the Riverside, this album has something for acoustic fans of all stripes. Ordinary Soul is a standout modern Bluegrass record from a great player who we mostly see as a sideman. But Stephen Mougin is much more than that, and this new album proves it. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed!” - Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters)
Ordinary Soul travels a well-worn path of classic country, bluegrass, folk, and Americana, but its strength lies in the comfort found in its familiarity.” - No Depression

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