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Mandolinist Chandler Beavers has made a striking debut in the instrumental newgrass scene with the release of his first studio album, “4:09.” Launched on June 23rd, this powerful album showcases Beavers' proficient mandolin artistry and an array of acclaimed guest musicians. In just a few days, it has already gathered an impressive 70,000 streams across all platforms.
As a current member of the ensemble Colby T. Helms & The VA Creepers, Beavers blends his musical influences from White Sulphur Springs, WV with fresh perspectives, carving out an evocative and innovative soundscape in "4:09." This 15-track album delivers 13 original instrumental songs along with 2 captivating cover songs featuring vocals, painting a vivid picture of the rich newgrass landscape.
The ensemble for "4:09" is a testament to the breadth and depth of talent within the newgrass and broader bluegrass communities. Notable contributions come from Jeremy Garrett of the Grammy Award-winning band The Infamous Stringdusters, IBMA nominated guitarist Jake Eddy, current US Navy Band guitarist/vocalist Caleb Cox, and Jack Dunlap from the band Dunlap & Mabe, among others.
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Chandler Beavers, who is part of Southern West Virginia’s Alabaster Boxer, released a solo project called 4:09 on Friday, and we can’t stop listening to it. This album is full of traditional folk and bluegrass inspiration with Beavers approach to those styles.

There are a few tracks that feature vocal contributions, but the musical tracks are where Chandler and his contributing friends really shine. Some of the tracks feel like a bluegrass soundtrack to an epic feature film. If you’re wanting some good bluegrass to get you through your summer this is the right place to start. Also, check out Alabaster Boxers Currency of Dreams which released in April. 4:09 is available everywhere you stream music.
West Virginia mandolinist Chandler Beavers has a new single, an original instrumental of his called The Long Way Forward.
Beavers skirts the line between contemporary bluegrass and jamgrass [...] this new tune shows the influence of both sides of the divide.
The Long Way Forward is an original instrumental that is formatted in the traditional fiddle tune style, before taking a turn towards the end with a fiddle/banjo jam to finish the tune.”
Assisting are Jeremy Garrett on fiddle, Jack Dunlap on guitar, and Joseph Depasquale on banjo. Chandler handles both mandolin and bass. Everybody gets a piece of this one.
— Bluegrass Today
I haven't shared a song of the day since Friday, June 23 when I packed for a family beach vacation. I'm back now, and I have to confess that I don't have a song of the day. Instead I have an entire album of the day. I listened to 4:09 by Chandler Beavers Music about fifteen times at the beach, and I just keep enjoying it. In addition to the brilliant (and probably future IMBA and Grammy award winner) Chandler Beavers, the album features an array of talented guest musicians, and you should enjoy the heck out of it.
— Christopher McClain
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If you like the Punch Brothers, or really any kind of music, this dude does it all on the mandolin. Lightning hands and crazy creative solos all the way through any time I have seen him live. But the new album is...somehow even better than that. My favorite mandolin player, hands down. 
— Cody Perkins

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