Lori King and Junction 63 has signed with Make Welcome Entertainment and are now on the artist roster of the company.

Based in Drakesville, the band, which specializes in bluegrass and gospel classics, includes King on bass and vocals, her husband Joe on guitar and vocals, Kevin Amburgey on mandolin and vocals, Mark Hargrove on banjo and vocals, and Kyle Murphy on fiddle.

“We are always looking for new ways to ramp up our shows and reach new fans,” says King, an award-winning bass player and vocalist who also previously directed the Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa. “I thought that partnering with Make Welcome Entertainment would allow me to focus on making great music and help us raise our fanbase outside the Midwest! We can’t wait to play live shows again and plan to kick off our summer schedule in May at Silver Dollar City.”

Junction 63 also recently signed a recording contract with Turnberry Records and plans to release their first album, “Walkin’ the Blues,” with the label on June 4. The first single of the same name will release to the public on March 29 and can be found on Airplay Direct for radio play.

The songs on the album range from upbeat traditional favorites to bluesy ballads.