Thursday, January 28, 2016

NU-BLU BEGINS FIRST LEG OF TOUR

NU-BLU BEGINS FIRST LEG OF TOUR AFTER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC MERCHANTS (NAMM) SHOW

      


Chart-Topping Bluegrass Group Continues Existing Partnerships While Inking New Deals With NS Design and Sorensen Mandolin & Guitar Co.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 28, 2016) - Nu-Blu, the fastest-growing act in bluegrass and Americana music, is kicking off 2016 with a blockbuster tour across North America, including a stop in Baja, Mexico.  The group recently performed during The NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, California while supporting their partners Peterson Tuners, D'Addario, QSC Audio, Sennheiser/Neumann.Berlin, Hercules Stands and Kirlin Cables.

Nu-Blu returned to the 2016 NAMM Show for the fourth consecutive year to entertain fans with multiple showcase performances. Each sponsorship offers the most unique and innovative products on the market, which other band's like Nu-Blu depend on for each and every show. Nu-Blu also got a chance to interact with attendees at the event, showing each product to new, potential users.

The bluegrass chart-toppers recently inked a deal with NS Design for a new bass, which is played by power-house vocalist Carolyn Routh. "Carolyn Routh's vocals shine with distinction, bringing tones of Melissa Etheridge's biting soul combined with diva Paula Cole's crafty melodic sense and range," said NS Design's Artist Relations Manager Corey Redonnett. He adds, "NS is proud to add Carolyn as a RADIUS bass endorser to a long list of creative and hard-working artists."   

Carolyn Routh raves about NS Design, stating "I've been searching for a long time to find the perfect bass guitar to fit my needs and add a new dynamic to our stage show. The NS CR4 Radius is that bass."

Another recent endorsement for Nu-Blu comes from Sorensen Mandolin & Guitar Co, who provides top-of-the-line instruments for acts in all genres. Multi-instrumentalist Clint White has already began hitting the stage with his brand-new AX A-style mandolin that delivers a fantastic blend of traditional and modern sound.This is the introduction of this model Sorensen mandolin, as it makes its recording and touring debut with Nu-Blu.

As the new year begins, Nu-Blu also reflects back on a memorable 2015, which propelled them to new heights with their hit song "That's What Makes the Bluegrass Blue" featuring Rhonda Vincent. In addition to hitting No. 1 on Sirius-XM Bluegrass Junction's Most-Played Songs chart, the song also charted in Bluegrass Today's Top 30 most played songs of 2015. The band is already hard-at-work on the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed album, All The Way.

   

NU-BLU ON TOUR:
Jan 28 - Valley View Casino - Valley View, CA
Jan 30 - Two Worlds Connect  House Concert Series - Valley Center, CA
Jan 31 - Julian Station - Julian Station, CA
Feb 4 - Valley View Casino - Valley View, CA
Feb 11 - UU Concert Series - Chico, CA
Feb 13 - Eastside Bluegrass Series - Portland, OR
Feb 25-28 - Jimmie's Jam Music Cruise - Baja, Mexico
Feb 28 - Rusty's Surf Ranch - Santa Monica Pier, CA
Mar 4-5 - Bluegrass on the Beach Festival - Lake Havasu, AR
Mar 6 - Covenant Concert Series - Albuquerque, NM
Mar 18 - Old Rock School - Valdese, NC w/Rhonda Vincent
Apr 1 - Santa Rosa County Fair - Milton, FL
Apr 7 - Two Rivers Bluegrass Festival - Leaksville, MS
Apr 9-10 Marana Bluegrass Festival - Marana, AR
May 6 - Shakori Hills Festival - Snow Camp, NC
May 7 - 8 Calico Ghost Town - Barstow, CA
May 19-20 - Silver Dollar City - Branson, MO
May 28-29 - Tri-State Bluegrass Festival - Kendallville, IN
 
ABOUT NU-BLU:
Nu-Blu, based in Siler City in central North Carolina, is comprised of Carolyn Routh, who handles bass and vocals; Levi Austin on vocals and banjo; Clint White, on mandolin and fiddle; and Daniel Routh, who is the band's Renaissance Man - guitarist, singer, manager, and tour coordinator, among many other roles. The group brings its lively and entertaining version of Americana-bluegrass music to audiences across the nation year-round. Their sound acknowledges the traditional institutions that have shaped it, yet is innovative and daring enough to bring a fresh sparkle to contemporary acoustic music that lands them squarely in the forefront of bands blazing the trail in acoustic entertainment. Influences range from the sounds of original bluegrass pioneers like Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and Lester Flatt to rock bands of the 1980's, and modern contemporary sounds such as Alison Krauss and Union Station. Carolyn's soprano vocal approach might be described as similar to Ms. Krauss, except she carries a phrasing and emotional elegance that shows a clear originality. Daniel and Levi provide inventive singing to fill out the vocal sound, while all four members present instrumental prowess to impress.

ABOUT NAMM:
NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization's popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $16.7 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,200 member companies located in 99 countries. NAMM events and members, fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org.

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