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Orange Blossom Records Signs Circa Blue - New Video Out

Circa BlueCallahan, Fla. (November 23, 2015) -- Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce they have signed CIRCA BLUE to the label and will release the band's new album, Once Upon A Time, in January.

Urban Monroes "Playing in the Snow" Movie

Playing In The SnowThe Urban Monroes have released a brief, light-hearted movie/video about their latest Holiday release Playing in the Snow. It talks about some of the details involved in making the CD and includes music excerpts, album art and some fun stuff.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Team Up with John Conlee for New Video

John Conle with Lorraine JordanNashville, TN -- Crowd favorites Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road continue to bring their hard-driving bluegrass sound to audiences nationwide with their new music video for "Common Man," featuring Grand Ole Opry star John Conlee, debuting exclusively on The Boot. "Common Man" is available now through digital retailers on Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road's latest album, Country Grass.

Donna Ulisse Releases Official Video of Hard Cry Moon

Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry MoonDonna Ulisse has released a video of the title track of her latest album, Hard Cry Moon. The song was co-written with band member, husband and frequent co-writer, Rick Stanley and produced by guitarist Bryan Sutton. Videography was accomplished by Mark Mosrie. Hard Cry Moon is her ninth album on the Hadley Music Group label. For this 4 time IBMA Songwriter of the Year nominee, it also marks a return to focusing on her own original material, having written or co-written all of the songs with the exception of the country classic "Whispering Pines", written by Howard Hausey and made famous by the late Johnny Horton.

Punch Brothers to Release "The Wireless" EP Nov. 20

The WirelessPunch Brothers are very excited to announce their new EP, The Wireless, which will be released on November 20 on Nonesuch Records! You can already pre-order now at You may recognize some of these songs from our live shows or from the bonus fourth side of the double vinyl release of The Phosphorescent Blues. Much like Ahoy! with Who's Feeling Young Now?, we recorded more than we could include on The Phosphorescent Blues so we're glad to be able to share the rest of these with you all.

Singer Songwriter Cindy G. Breaks Out With "Jail Break"

Jail BreakNashville, TN -- Powerhouse bluegrass singer and songwriter, Cindy G., a native of the northern most reaches of Appalachia, in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, announces the release of her newest project, Jail Break, produced by Jim VanCleve, with an all-star cast of musicians and singers along with exceptional instrumentation and songs, most of which are original.

Bluegrass Sibling Trio The Carmonas Headed for Raleigh

The CarmonasNashville's Bluegrass Sibling Trio The Carmonas brought their energetic and uplifting performance to the 16th annual Americana Music Festival in downtown Nashville on Saturday, September 19th at the Musicians Corner showcase at Centennial Park. Prior to that, the band headlined a hometown show at 3rd & Lindsely on Tuesday, August 11th at 8pm. Their debut self-titled album is out now and available on iTunes and via their website. They’re tapped to perform at next month’s IBMA’s in Raleigh, NC.

Executive Director Paul Schiminger Explains the IBMA Awards Process

Paul J. SchimingerThe new Executive Director for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), Paul Schiminger, has put together an educational video that explains the entire process for the association's annual awards and the voting process that ultimately decides the winners. Held annually since 1986, today almost two dozen awards are handed out to recognize the top achievements across the industry. The awards feature new professionals through the Momentum Awards through the normal music awards and finally the Hall of Fame inductions. Some awards are voted on by the professional membership and some are determined by select committees without voter input.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Team Up with Eddy Raven

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road with Eddy RavenNashville, TN -- What do you get when you pair one of the hottest bluegrass acts in the country, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, with some of Country music's top legends? You get the Bluegrass genre's latest trend that has been sweeping the nation: Country Grass. Eddy Raven, who is the original singer of the #1 Billboard hit, "I Got Mexico," recently went into the studio with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road to re-cut the fun, upbeat song, but this time Bluegrass style. The video was shot on-location in Nashville, and premiered exclusively on The Boot. Country Grass, released earlier this year, features collaborations with other Country Greats like Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, John Conlee and Marty Raybon in addition to the late Jim Ed Brown and Lynn Anderson.

Hot Rize Releases 'Your Light Leads Me On' Video

Hot RizeHot Rize is releasing their new video for 'Your Light Leads Me On' filmed in the streets of New York City/Times Square with Mason Jar Music. Pete Wernick commented, "As the only native New York City boy in the group, very familiar with Times Square, it was wild and weird to be picking banjo there, plowing along through the curious onlookers, not to mention Batman, the Statue of Liberty, Disney characters, etc. The lights of the giant video billboards really contrast ironically with what the song is about... a lonesome driver saying to the moon, 'Your Light Leads Me On'."

Country Grassers Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Diggin' Up Bones

Country GrassNashville, TN -- Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road unveil the video for "Diggin' Up Bones," which is off of their latest album Country Grass. The song was made famous by Country legend Randy Travis, and was recreated this year with a new, innovative Bluegrass twist. With Tommy Long on lead vocals, the band brings the same up-tempo energy that the song originally possessed when it went on to top the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1986.

Mountain Faith Gains Nationwide Attention on America's Got Talent

Mountain FaithWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records recording artist, Mountain Faith has captured the hearts of America with their recent appearances on NBC Television's America's Got Talent. The North Carolina-based band is bringing bluegrass music to new audiences and the result is an overwhelming growth in the band's fans as well as support from within the bluegrass community.

Meet St. Beaufort - Fresh Folk & Bluegrass from Berlin

St. BeaufortSt. Beaufort is an international folk and bluegrass trio from Canada, Germany and the USA. It was founded as Hungerhoff & The Wild Roots in 2012. Based on guitar, mandolin, banjo, accordion and layers of colorful vocal harmonies, the band is raw acoustics and forges a bridge between the American folk and bluegrass tradition and contemporary songwriting. Whenever possible the band plays unplugged, stripped to their acoustics, delivering powerful live performances in memory of a time when music was more intimate.

Steep Canyon Rangers Release Video to “Radio”

RadioSteep Canyon Rangers are true believers. They give history of their addiction to the airwaves, confessing that they were ‘raised on the sound of the radio'. The song, “Radio”, is the title track from the upcoming (8-28-15) Jerry Douglas produced album. Radio will be the ninth album by the award winning band and follows Tell The Ones I Love which was released in 2013. The album contains a dozen all-original material which continue the band's tradition of tight instrumentals with outstanding balanced harmonies.

Town Mountain New Recording Project of Two Grateful Dead Tunes

Town MountainAsheville, NC -- Town Mountain is heading into the studio for an impromptu recording session during the summer of 2015. For this impromptu summer project, Town Mountain will be cutting two songs to pay tribute to The Grateful Dead. The Dead has had a huge influence on Town Mountain as a whole and each of its members. Banjoist Jesse Langlais says, “We want to honor their 50 year mark tour with Town Mountain renditions of two of our favorite Grateful Dead songs.” Look for these two new tunes this festival season.


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