North Carolina based bluegrass artists, Nu-Blu have announced the release of their new album, Nights as 4th May 2010.
Last October, the band signed with Pinecastle Records and when the label recently announced its closing, the group decided to continue with the release due to overwhelming fan requests. By mixing original and traditional material along with incorporating songs from other genres, like the new single release, Spin on a Red Brick Floor (Nanci Griffith), the band has been able to create a unique and hard driving blend of music that gives the listener a diverse music experience, while still staying within the realms of bluegrass.
Daniel and Carolyn Routh, the husband and wife team that head up Nu-Blu. Nights includes 12 tracks by Nu-Blu band members: Daniel Routh on guitar, lead and harmony vocals; Carolyn Routh on bass, and lead vocals on 7 of the tracks including the new single release, Spin on a Red Brick Floor; Kendall Gales on mandolin; Levi Austin on banjo and baritone vocals; with special guest, Greg Luck on fiddle. The CD was produced by Carolyn Routh and Greg Luck and recorded at Red Squared Audio (Siler City, NC) with additional tracks at Riverside Audio (Mt. Gilead, NC).
Contemporary Bluegrass often has connotations of fixing something that’s wrong with traditional Bluegrass. Nu-Blu is contemporary in that this band is new to the national scene. However, all the elements of traditional ‘grass are present here with a drive that comes from years of honing skills as a unit, a true understanding of the music’s past and a desire to add to the ongoing history of the music. Top notch vocals from each member and monster talent on their respective instruments, make this disc a welcome addition to any music library. Turn this one up loud and feel what real Bluegrass music sounds like – said Cort Riggs (Music Shed)
For more information on Nu-Blu, visit their brand new website at Nu-Blu.com. Nights is available free to radio stations via www.AirPlayDirect.com. The album is available for sale now in digital format at CDBaby.com and will be available for sale in physical and digital formats on numerous other sites soon including, Music Shed, CDBaby.com, iTunes and many other sites.