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Nu-Blu to Host Heartland TV Music Video Program “Bluegrass Ridge”

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Carolyn and Daniel RouthNashville, TN -- Nu-Blu, the award-winning bluegrass group who has been sweeping the nation, will be stopping by Heartland TV's hit show "Bluegrass Ridge." Tune in as band members Carolyn and Daniel Routh host four upcoming episodes of the popular 30-minute program, which airs on Heartland TV. Bluegrass Ridge features music videos from bluegrass' biggest acts, along with artist interviews and behind-the scenes content, allowing viewers a rare first-hand look at a genre that's never been hotter.

"We are so honored to have Nu-Blu guest hosting Bluegrass Ridge" said executive producer Jeff Moseley. "They are one of hardest working groups playing events continuously nationwide. They represent traditional bluegrass with a fresh young flavor. Be sure to check them out!"

Bluegrass Ridge will air new episodes each week, beginning April 11. Additional all-new episodes will air the weeks of April 18, April 25 and May 2. Along with Heartland TV, the show also airs on The Family Channel, Angel Two (Dish-TV), AMG-TV, Keep It Country TV-UK/Ireland, Country TV (New Zealand) and DTC Cable (check local listings).

Nu-Blu is currently putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album, which is slated for release later this year. The award-winning band is also on tour throughout North America (see dates below). Be sure to catch them at a festival/venue near you.

Nu-Blu on Tour:

  • Apr 16 - Long Beach, Calif. - Mikes Metal Shop
  • Apr 20 - Santa Clarita, CA - Sorenson Mandolins
  • Apr 29 - Pleasant Grove, Utah - House Concert
  • Apr 30 - Sutter Creek, Calif. - Sutter Creek Theatre
  • May 06 - Pittsboro, N.C. - Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance
  • May 07-08 - Yermo, Calif. - Calico Ghost Town
  • May 12 - Valley Center, Calif. - Valley View Casino
  • May 17 - Concordia, Kan. - Brown Grand Theatre
  • May 19-20 - Reeds Spring, Mo. - Silver Dollar City Branson Theme Park
  • May 28-29 - Kendallville, Ind. - Noble County 4-H Fairgrounds
  • Jun 13 - Morgantown, Ind. - Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground
  • Jun 16 - Valley Center, Calif. - Valley View Casino
  • Jun 17-18 - Victorville, Calif. - Route 66 Bluegrass Festival
  • Jun 24-25 - Lewiston, Idaho - Nez Perce Country Fairgrounds
  • Jul 02 - Mebane, N.C. - Tanger Outlets
  • Jul 04 - Morganton, N.C. - Catawba Meadows Park
  • Jul 10 - Frankfort, Ill. - Frankfort Bluegrass Festival
  • Jul 15 - Olive Hill, Ky. - Carter County Shrine Club 24th Annual Bluegrass Festival
  • Aug 06 - Manteo, N.C. - Bluegrass Island Store
  • Aug 20 - Uniontown, Wash. - Dahmen Barn
  • Sep 03-04 - Ferndale, Wash. - Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival
  • Oct 15 - Selma, N.C. - Rudy Theater

Nu-Blu, based in Siler City in central North Carolina, is comprised of Carolyn Routh, who handles bass and vocals; Levi Austin on vocals and banjo; Clint White, on mandolin and fiddle; and Daniel Routh, who is the band's Renaissance Man - guitarist, singer, manager, and tour coordinator, among many other roles. The group brings its lively and entertaining version of Americana-bluegrass music to audiences across the nation year-round.

Their sound acknowledges the traditional institutions that have shaped it, yet is innovative and daring enough to bring a fresh sparkle to contemporary acoustic music that lands them squarely in the forefront of bands blazing the trail in acoustic entertainment. Influences range from the sounds of original bluegrass pioneers like Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and Lester Flatt to rock bands of the 1980's, and modern contemporary sounds such as Alison Krauss and Union Station. Carolyn's soprano vocal approach might be described as similar to Ms. Krauss, except she carries a phrasing and emotional elegance that shows a clear originality. Daniel and Levi provide inventive singing to fill out the vocal sound, while all four members present instrumental prowess to impress.

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