"The Legendary Soul Man" Sam Moore, voted one of the 100 top pop voices of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, joins bluegrass group Nu-Blu as a special guest on their single release today, "Jesus & Jones," a song that pays tribute to the late George Jones. Carolyn's vocals align perfectly with Sam Moore's soulful sound on "Jesus & Jones" as Nu-Blu carves a new notch in their musical achievements. The single was released today.
Moore, who had been invited personally by George before he passed away, performed at what became Jones' tribute show "Playin' Possum: The Final No Show" in November of 2013. Sam took no time to agree to participate in recording this song. "I've been a fan of George's music for a long long time and was fortunate enough that we called each other friends," says Moore. "This song honors him and says what we all have felt about him."
Nu-Blu is set to release their latest Rural Rhythm Records single "Jesus & Jones," to radio on July 22nd. The highly anticipated track will serve as the first offering from their forthcoming album, All The Way, due out on September 16.
"We absolutely love this song and its message," says Nu-Blu's Carolyn Routh. "We played the demo for George's widow Nancy Jones and she loved it. With her encouragement we recorded it and just knew we wanted to add a guest vocalist to the recording. Then we thought back to the November tribute show and remembered it was Sam Moore who had just brought the house down. You could see the love he had for George. We connected with Sam and now the recording is done. This is not only Sam's first time ever to record on a bluegrass song, it apparently is the first time anyone from his genre has participated on a bluegrass recording as a featured guest. How cool is that! To have a Rock & Roll Hall of
This is Sam Moore's first venture into the bluegrass realm. Over the years, he has crossed over from soul, the genre his hit "Soul Man" named, rhythm & blues, jazz, big band, pop, and country. Sam Moore was nominated for an ACM, and two CMA's for his collaboration with Conway Twitty of "Rainy Night In Georgia" on the Country, Rhythm & Blues album. Their video is considered a classic and one of the top country duets of all time. This new song, a mix of bluegrass and soul will leave fans wanting more.
All The Way will take Nu-Blu creatively into new boundaries. In addition to the duet with Sam Moore, 'queen of bluegrass' Rhonda Vincent is also featured on the album. Come September 16, the world be able to hear all of the new music, and partake in the revolution that is Nu-Blu.
For more information on Nu-Blu, please visit www.nu-blu.com
You can catch Nu-Blu on tour this summer at the following venues/locations:
Aug 01-03 Stony Plain, AB (Canada) -- Heritage Park
Aug 09 Hebron, CT -- Hebron Fairgrounds
Aug 16 Ramseur, NC -- Ramseur Lake
Aug 17 Wilmington, NC -- USS Battleship North Carolina
Aug 17 Greenville, NC -- Greenville Toyota Amphitheatre
Aug 22 Valdese, NC -- Family Friday Night (Downtown)
Aug 24 Raleigh, NC -- Raleigh Ribfest (Downtown)
Aug 30 Stuart, VA -- Labor Day Gospel Sing (Dominion Valley Park)
Sep 05 Cherryville, NC -- Catawba Valley Music Revival
Sep 06 Goldsboro, NC -- In The Pines Bluegrass Festival
Sep 28 Manteo, NC -- OBX Bluegrass Festival