Nova Scotia, Canada -- The Spinney Brothers, "Canada's International Bluegrass Band," are celebrating a tremendous year of success with a jam-packed touring schedule that wraps up in December with multiple dates over the next two months. The band recently spent a successful week in Nashville, Tennessee bringing the "I" to the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) World of Bluegrass conference where they performed to enthusiastic crowds in support of their latest Mountain Fever Records CD, Memories, a project that continues to stake its claim on bluegrass music charts.
The Spinney Brothers will never be accused of sitting still too long as 2012 has found the band moving regularly between their home country of Canada and the US, with a touring schedule of over 120 dates. The band is ready to hit the road again after a short 2-week hiatus and will wrap up the last string of dates this year with shows in both countries. They'll begin in the US with shows in Ohio, D.C. and Virginia, including a live performance on WAMU's Bluegrass Country, a Song of The Mountains TV taping for PBS and the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival. The end of the tour finds them a little closer to home with dates in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario, Canada.
If you ask Rick and Allan Spinney what they consider to be among the highlights of 2012, they would list their time in Nashville, TN during the IBMA World of Bluegrass conference in September very near the top. The band spent their time wisely during the business conference, making the most of every waking minute by meeting with business colleagues, searching for new material for their next CD and performing at every opportunity. In addition to showcases at Nashville hot-spots such the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and Puckett's, the band spent plenty of their time at the Nashville Convention Center performing for WAMU, Good Home Grown Music and also giving of their time to a performance at Fan Fest on Friday night, bringing an enthusiastic crowd to their feet by the show's end and commanding an encore performance.
"The IBMA business conference is such an important facet of bluegrass music," stated Gary Dalrymple, band manager and mandolinist for The Spinney Brothers. "It gives us such a unique opportunity to meet so many promoters, disc jockeys and business associates face to face. We came away from the conference feeling that is was one of the most successful ventures our band has been involved with and we look forward to visiting the conference next year as it moves to Raleigh."
As if a successful touring schedule wasn't enough to celebrate, The Spinney Brothers have also been delighted with the success of Memories, their latest CD and debut project on Mountain Fever Records. Memories has been a regular staple on multiple bluegrass charts since it's release in March and was #7 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 15 Albums this month and has also been a mainstay on Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Albums for SiriusXM.
"Memories has been so well received by radio programmers and fans," stated Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records. "The Spinney Brothers have worked tirelessly, touring in support of this record, and it's really paid off. Plans for their next CD are already in place and if things go as expected, we'll be sending a brand new Spinney Brothers release to radio in 2013."
For more information on The Spinney Brothers, their chart-topping CD, Memories, and a complete performance schedule, please visit www.spinneybrothers.com.
11/2 -- Newark, OH – Licking Valley Elementary School – no link
11/3 -- Marion, VA – Song of the Mountains Concert Series
11/5 -- Washington, DC – WAMU's Bluegrass Country
11/8 -- Columbus, OH – Byrne’s Pub
11/9 -- Wilmington, OH – Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival
11/10 -- Wilmington, OH – Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival
11/17 -- Saint John, NB – Canadian Folk Music Awards Show
11/18 -- Port Williams, NS – Port Williams Fire Hall
11/20 -- Ottawa, ON – Greely Legion
11/21 -- Kingston, ON – Kingston Christian Fellowship Church
11/22 -- Haliburton, ON – Calico Maples Concert Series (www.calicomaples.com)
11/23 -- Huntsville, ON – Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards Show
11/24 -- Huntsville, ON – Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards Show
11/24 -- Innisfil, ON – Music up Close Concert Series
12/7 -- Mamaroneck, NY – Emelin Theatre
12/9 -- Wolfville, NS – Acadia University