Pinecastle recording artist, Nu-Blu are celebrating the number 2 song, Other Woman’s Blues on this month’s Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Bluegrass Songs. This is the first single from the band’s new album, The Blu-Disc is now number 7 on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine’s Top 10 Album chart and number 14 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums.
The band recently released a new music video of Other Woman’s Blues that is a clever answer song to Dolly Parton’s mega hit Jolene (written from Jolene’s point of view.) The video premiered on The Alternate Root and can now be viewed on numerous other sites including, Bluegrass Today, Pinecastle Records, Cybergrass, The Country Network, YouTube, Nu-Blu.com, and more.
Nu-Blu, which includes the talents of Daniel Routh, Carolyn Routh, Levi Austin, and Austin Koerner, certainly chose an outstanding guest list for their album with the talents of Rob Ickes, Christy Reid, and Greg Luck. Not only is radio enjoying the The Blu-Disc,, but media have been very complimentary as well:
Carolyn rises gracefully into her high, keening register at points, as crystalline and gently piercing as Ms. Krauss herself, with the effect lent extra poignancy by the subdued, rustic guitar-mandolin-dobro backdrop fashioned by Messrs. Routh, Gales and Ickes – The Bluegrass Special.
I see no reason why this disc can’t figure for several IBMA Awards in 2012 Mighty fine, mighty fine – Music News Nashville.
This album holds many surprises with superb musicianship, and fine sounding vocals making this CD very easy listening. The Blu Disc will surely become a must have in any serious contemporary Bluegrass collection. Congratulations to Nu-Blu – Australian Bluegrass Blog.
With so many new bands appearing on the scene, it’s nice to find one with a passionate regard for messages in songs and a strong, driving bluegrass instrumental backdrop to accompany them – California Bluegrass Association.