Saturday, September 17, 2011

News from Pinecastle Records

News from Pinecastle Records

Nu-Blu Releases "Other Woman's Blues" Video

Nu-Blu has released a music video for their single, "Other Woman's Blues," produced by Phil Bankester and Carlos Torres. It was filmed at the Historic Eureka Inn in Johnson City, TN. The song is a response to Dolly Parton's hit "Joleen." "Other Woman's Blues" is the latest hit for Nu-Blu off of their debut Pinecastle Album, The Blu-Disc. The song is currently charting on Bluegrass Music Profiles "Top 30 Hot Singles"

Robert Hale - Upcoming Solo Album

Pinecastle plans to release a solo album from Wildfire frontman, Robert Hale, in early 2012. The album is a mix between grassy and more country leaning tunes. It features Alecia Nugent, Scott Vestal, Wayne Benson, Ernie Sykes, Steve Thomas, Randy Kohrs and Shawn Lane. The project includes four songs written by Hale and ends with a creative cover of Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke." The album was produced by Scott Vestal and Robert Hale and was recorded at Vestal's studio, Digital Underground.

Alan Bibey/Wayne Benson - Upcoming Duet Album

Alan Bibey and Wayne Benson are working on a mandolin duet album for Pinecastle for release in early 2012. The album features mostly original music with one or two familiar tunes thrown in for good measure. The album will be about half dual-mandolin instrumentals and half with a full band including three to four vocal tunes. Planned guests include Wyatt Rice, Barry Bales, Ron Stewart, Russell Moore and Ronnie Bowman.
Former owner Tom Riggs stops by the Pinecastle office for a visit.

Riggs chats with the new owner and staff of Pinecastle Records.

What They're Saying About Town Mountain and Steady Operator:
"I think Town Moutain is one of the most unusual, yet most creative bands i've heard in years!  Fresh & traditional!" -Buddy Michaels, WBAG/WKRX/WLHC

"Town Mountain went on to play a rocking set of traditional bluegrass while wearing suits and ties, I would have never guessed from talking to the band. Jesse and Town Mountain are a group of extremely talented and laid back musicians. Be sure to make a point to check them out live or purchase a copy of Steady Operator" - Mike Hardaker, Mountain Weekly News
About Pinecastle Records:
Pinecastle Records has been a key player in the transmission of bluegrass music to the masses for the last 20 years. Orlando, Florida business man Tom Riggs started the label in 1989 as a favor to a friend who was looking for an outlet for their newly recorded CD. Pinecastle has long developed young artists including Kristin Scott Benson, Terry Eldredge, and Josh Williams and has also been the home to bluegrass legends such as the Osborne Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen. In all, it has released nearly 250 projects.
Today, Pinecastle is situated in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina owned by businessman and medical doctor, Lonnie Lassiter. After taking ownership on August 1, 2010, Dr. Lassiter brought two of the company's former executives on board to head up the new venture. Ethan Burkhardt was named the company's Vice President of Operations and Matt Hood its Vice President of Public Relations.

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