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Rounder Records Readies Three Mark O'Connor Digital Reissues

Pickin’ in the WindNashville, TN -- Rounder Records is pleased to announce the digital re-release of the first three albums by acoustic multi-instrumentalist Mark O’Connor. O’Connor’s early recordings document not only the start of a career that would make its mark on the full range of American music, from bluegrass to classical to jazz, but also a portrait of a young virtuoso who could hold his own with many of the best musicians in bluegrass and old-time music. The three albums, which were never released on CD, are now available on all digital and streaming platforms.

Original Traditional Blue Highway Album Due September

Original TraditionalNashville, TN - Beloved bluegrass veterans Blue Highway will release their 11th studio album, Original Traditional, September 9, 2016 on Rounder Records. The band, which is celebrating their 23rd year together, was recently voted "Favorite Bluegrass Band Of All Time"' by the readers of Bluegrass Today.

Record Store Day with Historic Rounder J.D. Crowe & The New South Reissue

J.D. Crowe & The New SouthHeralded as the album to have by bluegrass fans, J.D. Crowe & The New South was released on Rounder Records. The historic album, often referred to by its catalog number, Rounder 0044 has become the coveted album to own. For Record Store Day 2016, Rounder is releasing J.D. Crowe & The New South in LP format in a limited number. First released in 1975 and later on CD in 1992, this 40th Anniversary J. D. Crowe and The New South will once again become one of the most desired albums in bluegrass. This reissue also includes the original “flipping the bird" album cover photo (unseen since ’75.) Today is Record Store Day 2016 so get one of these classics while you can. They're in limited supply.

Josh Williams' "Modern Day Man" Due March 25th

Modern Day ManFor his first album in more than 6 years, singer and three-time IBMA Guitarist of the Year Josh Williams has returned with a powerful story to tell. Recorded at Nashville’s famed Hilltop Studios with the bluegrass Dream Team of producer J.D. Crowe and engineer Steve Chandler, Modern Day Man is partly a tribute to his idols Keith Whitley and Tony Rice, and the groundbreaking 1970s editions of Crowe’s New South that launched both men.

O'Connor Band, with Fiddler Mark O'Connor, Signs With Rounder

O'Connor BandNashville, TN - Rounder Records and Concord Music Group are pleased to announce the signing of the O'Connor Band. The band, which is already earning praise for their contemporary bluegrass and Americana sound, features Grammy and CMA Award-winning fiddle/violin virtuoso and composer Mark O'Connor, who is renowned for his musical versatility, and who recorded a series of albums - including his debut recording - for the label starting in 1974.

Record Store Day Vinyl with 40th Anniversary "J.D. Crowe & The New South"

J.D. Crowe & The New SouthRecord Store Day is April 16th and Rounder Records has a very special release planned for bluegrass music fans. The long-awaited, 40th anniversary vinyl reissue of one of the most heralded albums in bluegrass history: J.D. Crowe & The New South will be released exclusively for Record Store Day! J. D. Crowe & The New South is an album by American banjo player J. D. Crowe and The New South, released in 1975. It was reissued on CD in 1992.

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell to Release 2nd Album October 30

So FamiliarRounder Records has announced that Steve Martin and Edie Brickell are releasing their latest album, So Familiar on October 30th. A preview track of "Won't Go Back" can be heard below. Preorder your copy of the record today at a chance to win one of several great prizes directly from Steve and Edie!

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Announce Companion EP to Debut Album

Banjo BanjoBéla Fleck and Abigail Washburn (“two monsters of the banjo” – NPR All Things Considered) are excited to announce Banjo Banjo (August 21 / Rounder), the companion EP to their debut duo album, hailed by The New Yorker as “a stunning collection of eloquent duets” and profiled on CBS Sunday Morning.

Steep Canyon Rangers to Release "Radio" August 28th

RadioDo you remember the first time you fell in love with the music on the radio? Do you still remember every word to a song you haven’t heard in years? If so, you will understand where this album is coming from. Radio tunes in to what makes the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers a string band unlike any other, fusing a wide array of influences into their own, unmistakable voice. The Ranger's lastest album, Radio is schedule to be release August 28th on Rounder Records. The album was produced by Jerry Douglas.

Rounder Records Founders to Receive Kari Estrin Honors

 Suzanne KreiterSERFA is a four-day conference that gives artists, venues, and music professionals a chance to network and share their talents. Attendees hail from not only all around the Southeastern states, but from throughout the US and Canada. Rounder Records founders Marian Leighton Levy, Ken Irwin, and Bill Nowlin are to receive the Kari Estrin Founding President’s Award at the 8th Annual Southeast Regional Folks Alliance Conference to be held from May 13 – 17 in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

The SteelDrivers Unveil "The Muscle Shoals Recordings"

 The Muscle Shoals RecordingsNashville, TN -- The SteelDrivers’ innovative, soulful brand of bluegrass has made them one of the most successful bands on the contemporary bluegrass scene. The band, which has earned three Grammy nominations and garnered tremendous critical acclaim, has announced their fourth album for Rounder, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, which will be released on June 16, 2015.

Rounder Reissues "Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers"

Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler BrothersNashville, TN - Five years after it was released as a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store exclusive, Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers is finally available to the general public. The album, which was originally released in 2010, was awarded Album of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America.

Della Mae Preparing Sophomore Release on Rounder

Della MaeNashville, TN -- On May 12, 2015, Della Mae will release their second full-length set for Rounder. Della Mae expands upon the musical achievements of the group's widely acclaimed, Grammy-nominated 2013 breakthrough album This World Oft Can Be, which established the multi-talented female combo, which features Celia Woodsmith on vocals and guitar, Kimber Ludiker on fiddle and vocals, Jenni Lyn Gardner on mandolin and vocals, and Courtney Hartman on guitar, banjo and vocals, as a potent musical force.

New Gibson Brothers "Brotherhood" CD and Contest

 BrotherhoodComing February 24th will be the latest album from bluegrass music favorites, The Gibson Brothers. Their newest album, Brotherhood is accompanied with a Deering Banjo contest. To celebrate the upcoming release of The Gibson Brothers’ new album Brotherhood, Paste is partnering with Rounder Records and Deering Banjos to give away a custom banjo valued at $749.

Rounder Signs Award Winning Bluegrass Duo The Gibson Brothers

The Gibson BrothersNashville, TN -- The Gibson Brothers, one of the most acclaimed bluegrass bands on the scene, have signed a deal with Rounder Records, it was announced today by label co-founders Ken Irwin and Marian Levy. In the twenty years since they recorded their debut album, Underneath a Harvest Moon, brothers Eric and Leigh Gibson have become one of the most popular and critically lauded groups in contemporary bluegrass.

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