NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 28, 2017) - The wait is over, as bluegrass/Americana group Nu-Blu releases their brand new album, Vagabonds. The project serves as the band's sixth studio album. The lead single, "Still Small Voice" featuring Country Music Hall of Fame singer Jimmy Fortune has continued to turn heads since its release earlier this year, debuting this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey prior to the release of the highly anticipated project. The collection is released via Voxhall Records, and made available on iTunes, Amazon and wherever music is sold.
"We are happy to be able to present to our fans this collection of songs, straight from our heart," said Nu-Blu lead vocalist Carolyn Routh. "It's even more exciting that 'Still Small Voice' debuted on this month's National Bluegrass Survey in Bluegrass Unlimited. Thank you all and we hope you enjoy, Vagabonds."
Nu-Blu is kicking their promotional efforts into high gear. In addition to appearing on middle-Tennessee's hit program Today in Nashville, the award-winning group also stopped by the legendary WSM 650AM studios to perform songs off of the new album on Nashville Today, hosted by Devon O'Day. There are no signs of slowing down any time soon, with upcoming features on the syndicated radio program Whisky & Cigarettes, the TV show Nashville Entertainment Weekly, and more. Nu-Blu will also be the very special guests this Sunday evening for The Music Row Show, where they will talk about the recording process, and give listeners an inside glimpse of how the album was made.
The touring sensations are also returning to the road for the Vagabonds Tour, where fans will also have an opportunity to meet the band and purchase a copy of the new album. The must-see set list will feature a combination of fan favorites, covers, plus for the first time ever, Nu-Blu will perform cuts off of the new album. Fans can keep up with Nu-Blu's latest shows on their newly revamped website, www.Nu-Blu.com.
Vagabonds Track Listing:
1. The Bridges That You've Burned
2. A Lot More Love
3. Still Small Voice (featuring Jimmy Fortune & Ben Isaacs)
4. 640 Battlefield Drive
5. How Many Rivers
7. Gypsies on Parade
8. A Fool and Her Heart
9. Surround Me With Love
10. Good Hearted Woman
11. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Vagabonds Tour Dates:
May 05 - Wauseon, Ohio - McCance Cabin Concerts
May 06 - Howard City, Mich. - Zellie's Opry House
May 13 - Culpeper, Va. - Peace, Love and Bluegrass
May 27 - Grafton, Ohio - Grafton Fair
Jun 09 - Valdese, N.C. - Family Friday Nights
Jun. 13 - Tucson, Ariz. - The Big Bluegrass Show
Jun. 16-17 - Victorville, Calif. - Route 66 Bluegrass Festival
Jun. 23 - Susanville, Calif. - Susanville Bluegrass Festival
Jun. 24 - Cumberland Gap, Tenn. - White Lightning Festival
Jun. 25 - Susanville, Calif. - Susanville Bluegrass Festival
Jul. 15 - Selma, N.C. - Rudy Theater
Jul. 22 - Ramseur, N.C. - Summer Concert Series
Jul. 29 - Nashville, Tenn. - WSM Midnite Jamboree
Aug. 04 - Glenwood Springs, Colo. - Garfield County Fair
Aug. 19-20 - San Diego, Calif. - Summergrass
Aug. 25 - Poway, calif. - San Diego Folk Heritage Concert
Aug. 27 - Escondido, Calif. - Two Worlds Connect
Hailing from Siler City, NC, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Blu's heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn's caramel-coated soprano is one of the band's defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the group's backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who also handles band management. TJ Honaker on vocals and banjo, and Clint White on fiddle/mandolin round out the quartet's warm, layered, American roots sound. Together they deliver upbeat, blazing-fingers pick work just as well as gentle, heartwarming ballads, and they do it all with a natural togetherness that can't be faked, forged over hundreds of shows on the road.