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CD Release Party & Debut of New Music Video of “Old McDonald Sold The Farm”

Mark Newton and Steve ThomasNashville, TN -- Mark Newton & Steve Thomas are proud to announce the CD Release Party for their brand new album Reborn on Pinecastle Records. The free event will take place on Wednesday, May 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Swinging Door Saloon located at 111 4th Avenue in Nashville. During the show, Newton & Thomas will host the world premiere of their new music video Old McDonald Sold The Farm.

Alan Bibey and Wayne Benson Create "The Mandolin Chronicles"

The Mandolin ChroniclesAlan Bibey and Wayne Benson, two of the greatest living award winning mandolin players, have joined together to create some of the most exciting bluegrass music in recent history with, The Mandolin Chronicles. The album, to be released March 12th on Pinecastle Records, showcases the pair on ten instrumental tunes and one vocal tune, "Another Night," featuring IIIrd Tyme Out's Russell Moore. Bibey and Benson wrote six songs on the album, co-writing three of them. Other musicians joining them on the album include Ron Stewart on banjo and fiddle, Wyatt Rice on guitar, and Harold Nixon on bass. The Mandolin Chronicles is now available for pre-order from Pinecastle Records at www.pinecastlemusic.com.

Mark Newton and Steve Thomas Sign with Pinecastle Records

RebornColumbus, NC -- Pinecastle Records is proud to announce that it has signed Mark Newton and Steve Thomas to its roster. Their debut album is titled Reborn and will be released on April 9, 2013. With the two banded together, the "sideman" becomes a "frontman," and the "frontman" becomes a "partner." Both men are native Virginians who both struck out seperately in the music business decades ago, with both having completely different experiences. Now that both of their paths have converged, they are eager to blend their various musical flavors together to share with bluegrass and Americana fans everywhere. They are joined by bass player Matt Wallace who rounds out the trio that will be touring the country.

Pinecastle Offers and Encore Bluegrass Christmas Gatherin'

A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin'Pinecastle Records announced on their website that the label's second bluegrass Christmas album, A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin', is available for this year's holiday shopping season. Make sure the music rotation for this year's holiday gatherings includes a little bluegrass music. Released in 2003 A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin' includes 18 tracks from a variety of Pinecastle artists including Larry Stephenson, Jeff Autry, Wayne Benson, Aubrey Haynie, Jim Hurst and Missy Raines, Jesse McReynolds, Charlie Waller, David Parmley, Eddie & Martha Adcock, Josh Williams, Nothin' Fancy, Special Consensus, Wilfire and more.

New Album by Nu-Blu, “Nail by Nail” Released

Nail By Nail Nashville, TN October 30, 2012 - Nu-Blu has embraced the Gospel tradition of bluegrass with their first all-gospel album, Nail by Nail, now available on Pinecastle Records. This special new project includes the recently released first single, “Martha and Mary” that was written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell. The song debuted earlier this month at #8 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20. The album was recorded and produced by Nu-Blu at Red Squared Audio, located in Siler City, NC. align=

Onwards and Upwards Coming From the Irish Godfather of Bluegrass, Niall Toner

Onwards & UpwardsMusic from the Blackstairs Mountains of Ireland hits the air waves with the release of Onwards & Upwards on Pinecastle Records. Niall Toner is an acoustic Irish flavored artist with Celtic influences whose diverse repertoire ranges from contemporary up-tempo songs and tunes to inspirational gospel-style numbers, as well as tributes to Bill Monroe the father of bluegrass music like "The Master's Resting Place" and "Bill Monroe's Mandolin."

Nu-Blu Offers Free Download with Pre-Order of Newest Album

Nail By NailBluegrass music group Nu-Blu is so excited to announce that they have released their new single "Martha and Mary" to radio and Pinecastle Records is offering a very special offer. Get a free download of the single with each pre-order of our Gospel CD Nail by Nail along with a digital copy of the CD delivered on release day. Click on the album cover above to pre-order your copy today. border=0 height=200 width=207 /

Robert Hale's Highly Anticipated New Solo Album, “Pure & Simple”, Released

 Pure & SimpleColumbus, NC -- Wildfire frontman Robert Hale has released his first solo album, Pure and Simple, on Pinecastle Records. For the recording sessions, Hale called on his old bandmates from Livewire, Scott Vestal on banjo, Wayne Benson on mandolin, and Ernie Sykes on bass. Joining them are Steve Thomas on fiddle, Randy Kohrs on dobro, along with Shawn Lane and Alecia Nugent on harmony vocals.

Town Mountain’s Fall “Leave the Bottle” Tour Announced

Town MountainAsheville, NC-- Asheville NC’s Hard-Drivin’ Appalachian Bluegrass band Town Mountain kicks off a Fall Tour surrounding the release of their fourth album, “Leave the Bottle.” The album is officially released on September 4th, 2012 through Pinecastle Records.

I Draw Slow’s Album, “Redhills”, Released and Available on Pinecastle Records

RedhillsColumbus, NC -- Irish bluegrass/folk artists I Draw Slow have released their critically acclaimed project, Redhills, on Pinecastle Records prior to their U.S. tour this fall. The band and Redhills have been featured on Irish television and reviewed by influential Irish music magazines and blogs and now the album has come to the U.S. Radio stations around the country are already playing their new album.

Twenty Songs of the South by Legendary Bluegrass Music Artists

Twenty Songs of the SouthBluegrass music was born out of the hills of Appalachia so it's no surprise that artists have been paying tribute to the South since the music's inception. The album is over a full hour of some of the finest bluegrass music by award winning artists.
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Town Mountain to Release “Leave the Bottle” Sept 4th on Pinecastle Records

Leave The BottleAsheville, NC’s Bluegrass Band Town Mountain is excited to release their 4th bluegrass music album, Leave the Bottle, September 4, 2012. Town Mountain is Phil Barker on mandolin & vocals,Robert Greer on lead vocals & guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo & vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, and newest member Jon Stickley rounds them out with his steady bass and rock-solid guitar & vocals. They share the kind of easy-going friendly bond that relays itself through their music. One listen to their instantly memorable songs, and it’s plain to see why Grammy-winner Mike Bub would align with the group to produce Leave the Bottle as well as 2011’s Steady Operator. Banjo player extraordinaire and longtime member of the Sam Bush Band, Scott Vestal, also joined the team by engineering the new album, which was recorded at Digital Underground Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

Review: Robert Hale - Pure & Simple

 Pure & SimpleThe new album out by Robert Hale, Pure & Simple is exciting and fresh bluegrass music that reaches into traditional country and beyond. From the folk favorite "Did She Mention My Name?" to "Sir Duke", the listener is in for good time listening to Hale's latest project.

Robert Hale Releases Latest Album to Radio for Airplay

 Pure & SimpleWildfire and former JD Crowe & The New South frontman, Robert Hale has recorded his first solo album, Pure & Simple, featuring four Hale originals. Pinecastle has released the album to radio for airplay and the album has a street date of August 28th.

I Draw Slow is Taking Aim on America

I Draw SlowI Draw Slow makes their way to America in the Fall of 2012 to support their upcoming Pinecastle Records release Redhills due out in late Summer. I Draw Slow is a five-piece acoustic roots band hailing from Ireland comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) have been writing together for two decades, starting on Dublin’s gigging circuit with Tabularasa.

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