Nu-Blu is celebrating today’s new album release, “NIGHTS,” by announcing details on their upcoming CD Release Party scheduled for May 22, 2010 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in downtown Siler City, NC (Courtyard Stage). The event is sponsored by the NC Arts Incubator and co-sponsored by Welford Harris Ford and Courtyard Coffee and will be held in conjunction with the “Weekend in Downtown Siler City” event that includes a Third Friday Arts Walk, food vendors, and after hours by local art galleries.
“NIGHTS” is now available at Amazon.com, iTunes, Music Shed, CD Baby, Wal-Mart and via the band’s website at www.nu-blu.com. The first single release, “Spin on a Red Brick Floor” among numerous other tracks on the album have received an overwhelming positive response from radio including, but not limited to:
“This extraordinary CD just takes your breath away. It starts off strong and continues that way until the last note of NIGHTS. The vocals by Carolyn are crystal clear and they take you into her special place. The harmony vocals by the other band members fit in perfectly with the total sound. I just loved the instrumental Red Haired Boy and thought another traditional instrumental would fit in very well. This band has a hard driving sound that resonates well with bluegrass audiences. My listeners loved it!!!! A sure fire winner.” Al Shusterman (KCBL)
“Really solid – great arrangements, singing and playing. I’m a Nanci Griffith fan and love your version of Spin on a Red Brick Floor and really like Lonesome Mountain. Good originals too! Thanks again and good luck with your new band (cool name)!! Jerry Mills (KOLT)
“The instrumentation and vocals are great.” Charlie Hall (WCYO)
“Recieved your new CD and it’s great!! Thanks!!” Freddy Smith (WDVX)
“I REALLY like this CD! Congratulations on a fine project!” Joe Wills (WBZC)
Nu-Blu includes the talents of Daniel Routh, Carolyn Routh, Kendall Gales and Levi Austin. For more information including a complete tour schedule, please visit www.nu-blu.com
More information on “Nights”
Daniel and Carolyn Routh 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 (Rounder). Other featured tracks include: “Lonesome Mountain” and “Try to 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; with special guest, Greg Luck. 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.