New Music Friday: Once Upon A Time album by Circa Blue

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album-cover-circa-blue-2016Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce the new album, Once Upon A Time by Circa Blue, is now released and available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Circa-Blue.com, Orange Blossom Records and other fine retail outlets.

Circa Blue is a Martinsburg, West Virginia based group that includes the talents of Steve Harris (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Malia Furtado (Fiddle, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Ashley Stewart (Bass, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Garrett Wren (Mandolin, Lead & Harmony Vocals); and Matt Hickman (Banjo).

Once Upon A Time features 10 songs by songwriters Gordon Lightfoot, Mark “Brink” Brinkman, David Morris, Dawn Kenney, Matt Naveau, Rick Lang, Hank Devito, Steve Harris, and Malia Furtado.

Tracks include:
1. Carolina Dust (3:36) Mark “Brink” Brinkman
2. Before You Leave Here (3:12) Matt Naveau, Steve Harris, David Morris
3. Once Upon A Time (2:23) Steve Harris, Malia Furtado
4. Angeline the Baker (3:35) Public Doman
5. Cold Frosty Morning (3:34) Public Doman
6. I Sing Your Song (3:49) Steve Harris, Dawn Kenney, David Morris
7. Tripped Stumbled and Fell (2:51) Dawn Kenny, Rick Lang
8. Queen of Hearts (3:47) Hank Devito
9. Rain and Snow (5:03) Public Domain
10. Whispers of the North (3:09) Gordon Lightfoot

The band has released an official music video for the track, “Rain and Snow” that can be viewed on Youtube and below. The video was filmed by Seven Bends Media on location in Virginia and West Virginia.

Just last month, the album was released to radio stations at AirPlay Direct and immediately climbed to #2 on the service’s Top 50 APD Bluegrass Folk Albums chart. Stations may also request a private digital download from the label.

Circa Blue will host the inaugural Circa Blue Fest from May 6-8, 2016. The three-day bluegrass festival will feature: Blue Highway, Trinity River Band, Jim Hurst, Circa Blue, Lonesome Highway and more! This is an all-ages, family friendly event with kid activities, award-winning BBQ, instrument & songwriting workshops and plenty of campsite pickin’! The festival is held at the beautiful 40-acre Moose Acres in Martinsburg, West Virginia. A rain or shine event, the venue features a stage covered by a 400 seat pavilion, surrounded by tree shaded seating. For tickets and information, please visit circabluefest.com.

For more information on Circa Blue’s new album Once Upon A Time, please visit circa-blue.com and orangeblossomrecords.com.

Mountain Fever Records Releases Debut, Self-titled Album from Adkins & Loudermilk

Adkins & Loudermilk album cover 2015Mountain Fever Records announces the release of the debut, self-titled album from Adkins & Loudermilk. This highly anticipated project has already produced a chart-making first single with “Backside of Losing.”

What started out as two impressive solo careers has morphed into what is already being described as a powerhouse team of vocals and songwriting. Dave Adkins has already had a successful career fronting his former band, Republik Steel, and Edgar Loudermilk has been known as one of the most solid bass-playing vocalists in bluegrass, having toured extensively with the likes of Rhonda Vincent, Marty Raybon and IIIrd Tyme Out. But when Adkins & Loudermilk met a couple years ago and began melding their talents of singing and songwriting together, it became clear to them that forming a new duo was much more musically exciting for them than going it alone. So in 2013, the two officially launched their band and set out touring while still promoting successful solo projects on Mountain Fever Records. Since the band’s formal beginning, the duo has been delighting audiences across the country gaining faithful fans who have patiently waited two years for the release of their debut album, appropriately titled Adkins & Loudermilk.

This new album features 12 songs that, by design, give equal due to both men as individual artists, while still shining a spotlight on their collective talents. The balance of Adkins’ growling, rock-tinged vocals combined with the bluegrass tenor vocal chops of Loudermilk, will offer listeners ample opportunity to enjoy all aspects of Adkins & Loudermilk. The album kicks off with back to back, decidedly bluegrass numbers, “Georgia Mountain Man,” sung by Loudermilk, and “Cut The Rope” featuring Adkins. With writing credits going to both men throughout, the album also features strong contributions from other writers of note including David Morris, Mark Brinkman and Hoyt Axton, among others. “Backside of Losing,” the first single from the album written by Adkins and Mark Brinkman, has already been a hit with radio programmers and fans, making its debut on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Songs chart. One of the strongest songs and performances from the project is “Weeds,” written by David Morris and Chris Dockins, and a winner in this year’s “Hazel Dickens Song Contest.” From bluegrass to blues, up-tempos to ballads, Adkins & Loudermilk have come out of the gate full force with their debut, self-titled album on Mountain Fever Records.

Adkins & Loudermilk is now available via digital download at iTunes and wherever great music is sold. For more about Adkins & Loudermilk, visit www.adkinsloudermilk.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit www.mountainfever.com.

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Contacts:
For Mountain Fever Records:
Mark Hodges
540-267-5978
mark@mountainfever.com

For Adkins & Loudermilk
Publicity
Penni McDaniel
Hope River Entertainment
770-367-1480
penni@hoperiverentertainment.com