PressLocal Record Label Works to Bolster Genre
Tryon Daily Bulletin
January 13th, 2011
Pass the Grass
Local Record Label Works to Bolster Genre
by Samantha Hurst
The course of Pinecastle Records altered in 2010 about as rapidly as a banjo picker's fingers skip across the strings.
In February the Columbus-based label folded because of then-owner Tom Riggs' poor health. By September it rose back with vigor.
“We want to put our name out there and let people know that we’re back in business,” said Matt Hood, vice president of publicity. “For the past few months we've been dealing with the administration side of business but we've got artists with real potential in the new year.”
After Dr. Lonnie Lassiter purchased the business, he immediately laid out a new vision for the label. Pinecastle aims to accomplish four specific initiatives including to preserve the genre of bluegrass, advocate for artists, be innovative in the way it promotes talent and grow the fan base for bluegrass music overall.