“NIGHTS” by NU-BLU Set for May 4, 2010
First Single Now Released: “Spin on a Red Brick Floor”
North Carolina based national touring bluegrass artists, Nu-Blu have announced the May 4, 2010 release of their new album, “NIGHTS.” Last October, the band signed with Pinecastle Records and when the label recently announced its closing, the group decided to continue with the release due to overwhelming fan requests. By mixing original and traditional material along with incorporating songs from other genres, like the new single release, “Spin on a Red Brick Floor” (Nanci Griffith), the band has been able to create a unique and hard driving blend of music that gives the listener a diverse music experience, while still staying within the realms of bluegrass.
Daniel and Carolyn Routh, the husband and wife team that head up Nu-Blu, co-wrote two original songs on the album, “In and Out of Love,” and “How Do I Move On,” with Daniel also co-writing “My Sweet Carolyn” with Nu-Blu band member Levi Austin. “Nights”, the title track, was penned by award-winning singer-songwriter, longtime friend of the band, Donna Hughes. Other featured tracks include: “Lonesome Mountain” and “Try and Catch the Wind” (written by Mark ‘Brink’ Brinkman); “Old Black Suit” (written by Larry Shell and Kim Williams); “I Won’t Be Around” (written by Greg Luck); “River of Love” (written by Otha Young and Juice Newton); plus many more that will certainly become fan favorites.
“NIGHTS” includes 12 tracks by Nu-Blu band members: Daniel Routh on guitar, lead and harmony vocals; Carolyn Routh on bass, and lead vocals on 7 of the tracks including the new single release, “Spin on a Red Brick Floor”; Kendall Gales on mandolin; Levi Austin on banjo and baritone vocals; with special guest, Greg Luck on fiddle. The CD was produced by Carolyn Routh and Greg Luck and recorded at Red Squared Audio (Siler City, NC) with additional tracks at Riverside Audio (Mt. Gilead, NC). “NIGHTS” was mastered by Daniel Routh, Red Squared Audio, and engineered by Daniel Routh and Levi Austin.
“Contemporary Bluegrass often has connotations of ‘fixing’ something that’s wrong with traditional Bluegrass. Nu-Blu is contemporary in that this band is new to the national scene. However, all the elements of traditional ‘grass are present here with a drive that comes from years of honing skills as a unit, a true understanding of the music’s past and a desire to add to the ongoing history of the music. Top notch vocals from each member and monster talent on their respective instruments, make this disc a welcome addition to any music library. Turn this one up loud and feel what real Bluegrass music sounds like,” said Cort Riggs (Music Shed)
For more information on Nu-Blu, please visit their brand new website at Nu-Blu.com “NIGHTS” is available free to radio stations via www.AirPlayDirect.com The album is available for sale now in digital format at CDBaby.com and will be available for sale in physical and digital formats on numerous other sites soon including, Music Shed, CD Baby, iTunes and many other sites.