"One could imagine that when bluegrass music legend Dale Ann Bradley sings, God himself smiles in heaven above," says Country Chart Magazine of Dale Ann Bradley’s upcoming release Somewhere South of Crazy.
Catie Curtis’ upcoming Stretch Limousine on Fire has met great critical acclaim, including a front-page feature in No Depression, a four-star review in Glide Magazine and a fantastic Scripps Howard news story in the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Catie will kick off the Stretch Limousine Tour next Thursday, Sept 1st at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville, MD. See her this September:
9/1 - Baldwin’s Station - Sykesville, MD
9/2 - Ashland Coffee & Tea - Ashland, VA
9/3 - Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, Orkney Springs, VA
9/8 - The Arts Center - Carrboro, NC
9/9 - The Old Jail - Statesville, NC
9/10 - Dale F. Halton Theater - Charlotte, NC
9/11 - The Evening Muse - Charlotte, NC
9/16 - Center for the Arts in Natick - Natick, MA
9/17 - One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME
9/22, 23 - Red House Arts Center - Syracuse, NY
9/29 - Ginkgo’s Coffeehouse - St. Paul, MN
9/30 - Sacred Heart Music Center - Duluth, MN
For full tour schedule, view her upcoming dates HERE
Blake Boldt from Engine 145 (formerly The 9513) connected with Dale Ann Bradley on her drive from Nashville back home to Kentucky yesterday afternoon to discuss life, music and her upcoming album Somewhere South of Crazy (Available Aug 30th).
The Compass Records Group is pleased to announce that Larry Stephenson, one of bluegrass music’s preeminent high lead vocalists and bandleaders, has signed to Compass Records. Stephenson will begin work at Compass Sound Studio this fall on a new project with a targeted release date of early 2012. He will be sharing the production duties with engineer/co-producer Ben Surratt.
With seven nominations at last night’s IBMA Awards Nomination Ceremony, The Gibson Brothers were the 3rd most-nominated group overall, including nominations for Album of the Year for Help My Brother and Song of the Year for the title track. Winning in 2007, 2008 and 2009, Dale Ann Bradley has again been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year. She was also nominated with Louisa Branscomb for Song of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year for the title track from Louisa Branscomb’s project "I’ll Take Love." Seven time Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines, celebrates a nomination in a category she has led in the genre, as is label mate Mark Schatz. Also special congratulations to Special Consensus leader Greg Cahill for his IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award.
Click here to read our full press release recognizing all the artists from Compass nominated.
Dale Ann’s upcoming album Somewhere South of Crazy is available for pre-order. The Bluegrass Blog calls it "Strong and sweet...a roller-coaster of emotions over 42 minutes of music.” Pre-order it here.