Nu-Blu Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with New Digital Album Release

albumcover-10-nu-blu400wRural Rhythm Records announced the new digital album release of Ten by Nu-Blu. The digital album is available now iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other digital stores. The physical CD will be available on July 16th. The album is also available now for radio programmers and DJ’s on

Nu-Blu was founded ten years ago by husband and wife team, Carolyn and Daniel Routh, who are joined by long time band members Levi Austin and Austin Koerner to comprise one of today’s most popular bluegrass groups. Through the years, and after numerous charted bluegrass and gospel titles, Nu-Blu has developed a solid fan base utilizing the strong lead vocal talents of Carolyn, Daniel and Levi along with their diverse selection of material including original songs, traditional favorites and songs from other genres of music.

Now with five albums to their credit, Nu-Blu has developed a unique sound which combines their love for bluegrass music and respect for its traditional roots, along with an edgy feel that gives their music a fresh energy and spirit.

Appropriately titled,Ten contains ten new songs performed in their unique and distinctive style with award winning special guest musicians Ron Stewart and Jim VanCleve. The up-tempo “That Road”, written by Honi Deaton, kicks of the album and is the first single from Ten.

1.    That Road
2.    Without A Kiss
3.    Caught In The Middle
4.    Eddie’s Garage
5.    Train’s I Didn’t Take
6.    The Seed
7.    It’s A Good Day To Be With You
8.    All Americans
9.    Giant Squid
10.  Shadows Of The Night

“Ten celebrates our 10th anniversary with new songs that we feel pass through the full range of emotions. We explore life on the road, family devotion, tragic loss, the joys of love, patriotism, and no regrets. We’ve even included a brand new original instrumental that will leave you breathless. This is our best album to date and we can’t wait to share it with our fans,” says, Carolyn Routh.

Nu-Blu are now on tour, for more information on the album and tour dates, please visit

Nu-Blu Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Tour with A New Website And Chart Single


Nu-Blu Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Tour with
A New Website And Chart Single

 “Martha and Mary” Appearing On Singing News Magazine and Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Charts

Nu-Blu kicks off their 10th Anniversary year with the launch of a brand new website and a national tour that will take them across the country performing at major festivals, concert halls, and more. The band will soon announce details of an upcoming album, but they are continuing the celebration of their latest album, NAIL BY NAIL.

“Martha and Mary,” written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell, is the first single release from NAIL BY NAIL. The song appears at #2 on this month’s Singing News Magazine Top Song Chart for the second month in a row, climbs higher on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Bluegrass Song Chart and previously debuted at #8 on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Top 20.

Nu-Blu is also proud to announce their lead vocalist and bassist, Carolyn Routh, graduated from the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Leadership Bluegrass 2013. Leadership Bluegrass is an intensive, three-day program focused on interactive learning and networking experiences that invite participants to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the bluegrass music industry, along with leadership development issues. Leadership Bluegrass 2013 was hosted at BMI, and Bone McAllester Norton PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month.

For more information on Nu-Blu including tour dates, music and band members, Daniel Routh, Carolyn, Routh, Levi Austin and Austin Koerner, please visit their new website at

NU-BLU Launches New Single To Raise Awareness for Duke Children’s Hospital

Pinecastle Records Offering Free Download of “Family Quilt”

Nu-Blu is proud to announce the Tuesday, April 3, 2012 launch of a new single, “Family Quilt” to help raise awareness and donations for Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham, NC. This is the first fund raiser of its kind for Duke Children’s,” said Robyn Soffera, director of annual programs.  “We’re excited that Nu-Blu chose to support us in such a creative way.”

“On behalf of Nu-Blu, we would like to thank so many people that have helped us, both in our music careers and on a personal level.  We are so excited to be able partner with Duke Children’s to be able to help children and their families that are going through these life-altering events.  Please join with us and become part of our Family Quilt,” said Daniel Routh.

“Family Quilt” was written by Jeff Walter and Deborah Berwyn and is the second single release from the band’s current album THE BLU-DISC on Pinecastle Records.  The label is offering a free download of the song for all donations via, in addition to valuable coupons from participating sponsors.   The band will accept donations through August 25, 2012 and present a check for 100% of the proceeds directly to Duke Children’s Hospital that evening at a fundraising event in Wake Forest, NC.

Public Service Announcements have been released to radio by Pinecastle Records, and also available for download at, or

About Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center:
Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, located in Durham, N.C., is nationally ranked among the best in pediatric health care programs.  Caring for children is our number one priority, from routine check-ups and immunizations to the treatment of life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

At Duke Children’s, we provide hope and the most advanced health care available.  Offering innovative procedures including stem cell and bone marrow transplants as well as a variety of support services for our patients and their families, Duke Children’s cares for children from around the world. We are also a critical local resource – taking care of 60 percent of Durham’s children with more than 70 percent of patients coming from central North Carolina.

For more information please visit

About Nu-Blu:

Nu-Blu includes the talents of Daniel Routh, Carolyn Routh, Levi Austin, and Austin Koerner.  The band is featured in the April 2012 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine.  Nu-Blu is celebrating their current album, THE BLU-DISC (Pinecastle Records) that includes the new single, “Family Quilt” along with their first single and video release of “Other Woman’s Blues.”  Please visit for a complete tour schedule and more information.  For more information on Pinecastle Records, please visit

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The Alternate Root hosting premiere of new music video by Nu-Blu

The Alternate Root will host the Tuesday, September 13, 2011 world premiere of Nu-Blu’s new music video, “Other Woman’s Blues.  The video was filmed by Phil Bankester and Carlos Torres on location at the Historic Eureka Inn in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.

“Other Woman’s Blues” is the first single release off the band’s new album, THE BLU-DISC (Pinecastle Records).  The song made an impressive debut at #13 this month on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine’s Top 30 Hot Singles chart.  The song includes the incredible lead vocals by Nu-Blu bassist, Carolyn Routh who is joined by Christy Reid (Lou Reid and Carolina) providing her beautiful harmony vocals, and Rob Ickes (Dobro). Nu-Blu also includes the talents of: Daniel Routh (guitar); Levi Austin (banjo); and newest member Austin Koerner (mandolin).

“This album holds many surprises with superb musicianship, and fine sounding vocals making this CD very easy listening. Other artists featured on the album include Rob Ickes on Dobro, Greg Luck on fiddle and Christy Reid on harmony vocals.  This album will surely become a must have in any serious contemporary Bluegrass collection. Congratulations to Nu-Blu,” said the Australian Bluegrass Blog in a recent album review.

Nu-Blu was chosen as an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Official Showcase artist and will perform during the Business Conference portion of the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.  This popular event takes place September 26 – October 2, 2011 and is held at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN. For more information on the IBMA World of Bluegrass that also includes the IBMA FanFest and Awards Show, please visit

THE BLU-DISC is now available at fine retail outlets including Amazon, iTunes and more, plus Pinecastle Records and the band’s website at

Bluegrass? We’ve got an APP for that!

Pinecastle Records artist, NU-BLU, is proud to announce their new FREE smart phone APP is now available for iPhone in the APP STORE and coming in about two weeks for Android in the Android Marketplace. This is the first APP by a bluegrass band and offers fans direct interaction and access to the group. It also features a live feed from THE BLUEGRASS BLOG. “My gob is smacked! Nu-Blu beat us in getting content from The Bluegrass Blog into a smart phone. Congratulations, and well done,” quipped John Lawless.

The free app also includes live streaming from, Napster, Last FM and Nu-Blu News.  Also included is a special endorsement video from D’Addario Strings that can also be viewed at the band’s youtube page.

Nu-Bu fans will have access to band information including:  Videos, Photos, Tour Dates, and a Music Store that features the group’s new single, Christmas in Dixie,” plus tracks from their new chart album, NIGHTS.” Users will also be able to download sound bytes, ask the band a question, join the street team, get promo code discounts and more.

For more information on Nu-Blu, please visit

“NIGHTS” by NU-BLU Set for May 4, 2010

“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 “NIGHTS” is available free to radio stations via The album is available for sale now in digital format at 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.