New Album Release: Turn On A Dime by Lonesome River Band

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“Perhaps the best way to describe Turn on a Dime, their new effort from Mountain Home Music Company, is that from start to finish, it’s a Lonesome River Band album – just what fans have come to expect from one of the most consistent hitmakers in bluegrass music.” – BLUEGRASS TODAY

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Digital Only Release of New Detour Album “Going Nowhere Fast” Now Available

“Frankly, this band just blew us away.” ~ Prescription Bluegrass

“Detour is poised to put Michigan on the bluegrass map. Watch for this band to break the speed limit!” ~ Bluegrass Breakdown, California Bluegrass Association

2014-detour-album-going-nowhere-fastMountain Fever Records will soon release the brand new, highly anticipated album Going Nowhere Fast by Michigan’s popular bluegrass band, DETOUR. With an almost magical buzz surrounding this band for the past 2 years as a special to fans, Mountain Fever is releasing a full album digital download starting today. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and dozens of other outlets.

The band is well-known for their tight, focused harmonies, precision instrumentals, and creative melodies that take listeners down a unique bluegrass road. The band’s first single, “Too Blue To Have the Blues,” written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd, hit radio in February.

Band members include Missy Armstrong (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Peter Knupfer (Violin), Scott Zystra (Guitar & Vocals), Jeff Rose (Mandolin & Vocals), Lloyd Douglas (Banjo), and Jeremy Darrow (Bass).

For direct digital download including the covers and inserts, contact Mountain Fever at radio@mountainfever.com

For more information on Detour, visit www.detourbluegrass.com or www.mountainfever.com

Blue Moon Rising’s “Blue Side Of The Moon” Digital Album Release

albumcover-bmr-bluesideofthemoonBlue Moon Rising is proud to announce their new album BLUE SIDE OF THE MOON is now available for digital sale on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon. Physical copies of this popular new album are available at County Sales and the band’s website at bluemoonrisingband.com.

BLUE SIDE OF THE MOON includes the first radio single release, “Colder December,” that made its debut at #4 on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Top 20 just a few weeks after the album was released and is currently #16 on the chart. The album includes the talents of: Chris West, Brandon Bostic, Tony Mowell, David Mowell, and Rusty Ferrell. A mountain cabin in Stanley Valley, TN served as the recording studio with Bostic providing his engineering expertise and gear from his Root Note Studios.

Blue Moon Rising is led by the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Chris West whose impressive tunes have become a signature sound for the band. Chris will perform this Friday, August 2nd on WBIR’s Alive at Five at Four TV program in Knoxville, TN. Chris will be joined by his son, Aaron West who will be making his TV debut as they promote The Museum of Appalachia’s Fall Home Coming where Blue Moon Rising will perform later this year.

Blue Moon Rising’s impressive career includes a long list of chart albums and hit singles that have reached #1 on a wide variety of radio charts and received many other honors. The band received a 2006 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year nomination and has been chosen twice as an official IBMA Showcase performer.

Please visit the band’s official website at BlueMoonRisingBand.com or follow them on Twitter, Facebook and youtube site for news and tour information. The entire album is available to radio stations worldwide at airplaydirect.com/music/bluemoonrisingbsotm.

iDitty Announces Nu-Blu As Their First Totally Digital Client

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iDitty is proud to announce Nu-Blu as their first totally digital client with their new album TEN. “The idea behind iDitty is to offer the touring musician a physical product they can sell at shows, said Dan Huff, CEO of iDitty.  “With CD sales continuing to decline, and the number of music downloads continuing to increase, the market requires a product that meets the needs of the musician and the music consumer. “

“There is no other product on the market that works the way iDitty does,” continued Dan. “My wife Kim deserves credit for the idea to make our product easy to use with a smartphone and tablet and suggested using an app that would support both iPhone and Android operating systems. iDitty allows the musician and record labels to control the content of their card.  Its design offers their fans more for their money by way of adding video and pictures that are not generally available on a CD. iDitty is ideal for the musician signed to a label or the independent musician.  iDitty offers more content and costs much less to produce than a CD.”

“It’s really exciting to be the first band to use this new technology. The iDitty card allows us to still offer our fans a memento of the show, and capture the sales on the merchandise, all while using a digital format.  The coolest part is that they allow us to go back and add videos and extras to the card at no extra cost to our fans!  It’s the perfect bridge to the digital word,” said Nu-Blu.

Not only is Nu-Blu celebrating their 10th anniversary with the new album TEN on Rural Rhythm Records, but they are now on THE TEN TOUR performing across the country. With their heavy tour schedule and exposure to music buyers, they are a perfect fit for iDitty.

“When Dan Huff and I first started to discuss approaching record labels, I immediately thought of Rural Rhythm Records. I’ve known Sam Passamano and his son Sammy 3 for several years. I know they are visionaries and forward thinkers. They understand the music business is changing and in order to stay on top you have to adapt. Dan has been working with Daniel Routh of Nu-Blu to get their project ready for their fans.  I consider it an honor to have Nu-Blu as our first totally digital client,” said Keith Roberts, Executive VP Marketing iDitty.

Music fans can get more information on Nu-Blu at nu-blu.com, and follow them on Twitter (@nu-blu, #thetentour, #followlola) and like them on Facebook.

For label and indie artists interested in iDitty, please visit iditty.NET.