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Chart-Topping Band Carolina Blue Releases New Project ‘I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me’ Available Now

The time has finally come, as Bluegrass band Carolina Blue releases their highly-anticipated new project, I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me.
Released via Pinecastle Records, the album includes 13 new recordings,
and serves as the group’s third full-length LP. In addition to being
released at physical and digital retailers (download and stream
here), fans can also purchase a copy of I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me on vinyl as well (purchase here), marking the label’s first venture into the popular manufacturing style.

“This
album is a culmination of about 12 years of hard work. Our goal has
always been to preserve the music created by Bill Monroe, while carving
out our own niche with original material,” says Carolina Blue member
Bobby Powell. “Some of these songs were written years ago, while some
are brand new and we hope you will enjoy them all! Many thanks to Lonnie
Lassiter, Ethan Burkhardt, and all the folks at Pinecastle Records for
taking a chance on Carolina Blue and giving us the freedom to offer our
bluegrass music as we interpret it and for working so hard on our
behalf. I hope you will all enjoy
I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me!”

The
lead single, “Rusty Rails” has already began generating buzz. The track
has already climbed into the Top 5 on Roots Music Report’s ‘Top 50
Traditional Bluegrass Song Chart.’ Ahead of the official release, the
album has already stormed its way into the Top Ten of the ‘Traditional
Bluegrass Album Chart,’ where it continues to rise. “Rusty Rails” was
written by band members Bobby Powell and Timmy Jones, and is
centered-around all of the abandoned railroad tracks in the singer’s
hometown of Brevard, N.C.

The
collection has also gotten the attention of fellow Bluegrass alum, with
Grand Ole Opry legend Bobby Osborne saying, “Listening to Carolina
Blue’s new album,
I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me, takes me
back to when I first saw Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys at Memorial
Hall in Dayton, Ohio when Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were a part of
his band.” He adds, “I appreciate their efforts to keep bluegrass down
to Earth, but is their own style.  I look forward to seeing how far they
go.”

The full I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me project
has several highlights, including the opening title track. Carolina
Blue’s distinct instrumentations are on full display as the group takes
their picking to a new level. Another standout moment occurs on the
track, “Longing for Home” which tells the story of returning home,
detailing thoughts and memories associated with the visit which takes a
trip down memory lane.  The thought-provoking video for the song is
slated for release next week.

“Since Bobby and I started this band, we have been committed to
persevering with bluegrass music in the format that Bill Monroe created
it to be,” adds Carolina Blue member Timmy Jones. “In order to honor the
Father of bluegrass, we vow to stay true to the high lonesome sound and
hope to keep giving our friends and fans what they want, with our
traditional vamp! Always listen… the bluegrass will be calling!”

Carolina
Blue has a jam-packed tour schedule throughout 2019. To find all
upcoming tour dates, latest news stories and more, visit the band’s
official website,
carolinablueband.com. The chart-topping band recently signed with Roe Entertainment, so stay tuned for even more exciting news to come!

I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me Track Listing:

1. I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me

2. Cold, Lonely and Blue

3. Longing for Home

4. Rusty Rails

5. Mary Do You Wonder

6. Glory Bound Train

7. Dark Mountainside

8. Mountain Flower

9. Bluegrass Melodies

10. Breaking Up Rocks

11. I’ll Meet Her In Heaven

12. Fried Taters and Onions

13. Sometimes Good Girls Go Bad
 

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