Rural Rhythm Signs Lou Reid and Carolina

by | 13 May, 2009

loureidRural Rhythm Records has announced that they have signed Lou Reid and Carolina to their label and will release a new album by the group later in the USA summer.

The first single will be released to radio later this month via the Rural Rhythm Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks No. 5. The album, My Own Set of Rules was produced by Lou Reid, and also includes band members, Christy Reid, Shannon Slaughter, Trevor Watson, with special guest Ron Stewart on fiddle.

I believe, as a whole, that this project encompasses more of my personal musical taste than any recording I have put out to date. The songs bring in all the elements of bluegrass that I love; the contemporary, traditional and gospel.  We played with each song, working on arrangements and specifically the harmonies. We all shared different ideas – getting each song where it needed to be. The entire band is very excited about signing with Rural Rhythm Records. After having a nice conversation with Label President Sam Passamano, I knew we’d have a good Artist and Label relationship. Sam has over 30 years experience in the record label business and along with son Sammy and daughter Jennifer, they are a synchronized team, working to make sure that everyone and everything is taken care of in a timely manner. I’m very impressed with Rural Rhythm Records and look forward to our new album release My Own Set Of Rules due out late summer – Lou Reid.

Lou Reid and Carolina are based out of Union Grove, NC and began performing together in 1992.   The band received single and album success several years ago with “TIME” garnering them the #1 Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Singles for 3 months in a row and the album reaching as high as #2 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 Albums.

Lou splits his time between two respected groups, Lou Reid and Carolina and also The Seldom Scene.  His impressive career began as bassist for Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, before performing with the Ricky Skaggs, working with Vince Gill, Vern Gosdin and many other respected artists.