Glen Crain endorses Pitt Resophonic Guitars

Pitt Resophonic Guitars has announced an endorsement for Glen Crain.

Excerpt from an article in Bluegrass Today from October 2016:

The guitars are made by Jerry Pitt in Melcher-Dallas, Iowa. Pitt is relatively new to the luthiery game, starting to build only a few years ago with a vision of creating a professional-grade resophonic guitar at a reasonable price.

At this point, he offers two models, both based on the Dobro guitars that helped define the role of the instrument in bluegrass. He calls them the Little Old Hound, and the Big Old Hound, both models selling for well under $2,000. The Little Old Hound is a small-bodied mahogany guitar selling for $999, and its big brother a larger, rosewood body for $1799.

Glen met up with Jerry just a few months ago, and the two became fast friends. Before long, the endorsement deal was struck.

Crain says that he loved his from the first time he played it.

“He (Jerry) can turn out an excellent resophonic guitar for $999. I want to be able to push a guitar that is handmade yet affordable for a beginner as well as a seasoned player. For me it was love at first sight and I couldn’t wait to try it out in a microphone on stage. I did just that in Clarkesville, Georgia and fell in love with my Old Hound from Pitt Resophonic Guitars all over again.”

Album: Heartache Handing Round

albumcover-fontannasunsetWe are proud to announce our new album, Heartache Hanging Round recorded at FlossyMonk Studio in Cumming, GA, owned and operated by (Fran’s Son) Mark Mundy.  Not only does Mark have an ear for all types of music, he is a great Engineer/Producer from the first note to the finish, even lending a hand on vocals and guitar if needed.

Special guests include; Russell Moore, Jim Van Cleve, Clinton Gregory, Randy Kohrs, Kevin Alberton, Tim Hamilton and Frances son’s; Matthew and Mark Mundy.  I’m very proud of my band members; Rickey Rakestraw, Brian Morgan and Joe Kimsey, they did a wonderful job on this album, can’t wait for y’all to hear it!

You  may order your copy by sending an email to me at fontannasunset@
I will get back to you with details.

Radio stations can download the new album at AirPlayDirect direct and fans can take a listen at

SPBGMA Nomination 2019

Congratulations to Frances Mooney for her 2019 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Nomination for Bass Performer of the Year.
Visit SPBGMA for more information and how to cast your final vote between January 31 and February 1, 2019.