Wednesday, June 26, 2024

New Album On the Way!


The Down Hill Strugglers have a new album on Jalopy Records! 

Old Juniper is their first album in seven years and also their first featuring all original songs and tunes. 
Releases August 16, 2024 

Available on all the music sites and streaming services.
— and pre-order the digital or special edition vinyl album:

“These guys are a first rate string band! Walker, Jackson and Eli have absorbed the old tradition, and the songs and tunes they wrote for this album are outstanding.”
- Tony Garnier
(Bob Dylan, Asleep at the Wheel)

“If it’s possible to be at the forefront of something old, The Down Hill Strugglers are right there with this new recording! Imaginative arrangements of interesting tunes played with soul, all while reaching back to the best of the old mountain sounds.”
- Bruce Molsky

Old Juniper is available via streaming, digital download, and in a beautiful special edition 140g vinyl LP with original cover art by Jeff Tocci, liner notes by Nathan Salsburg and lyrics.

Recorded by Jon Atkinson / Bigtone Records 
Mastered by Don Fierro 


Walker Shepard: voice, guitar, banjo, fiddle 
Jackson Lynch: voice, fiddle, guitar, banjo 
Eli Smith: banjo, guitar, banjo-mandolin, pump organ, harmonica 

with Hannah Shepard: cello on tracks 2 and 6 
All songs and tunes by the Down Hill Strugglers 

Photo by Fernando Armenghol