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Mountain Fever Music Group
1177 Alum Ridge Road NW
Willis, VA 24380
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1. Love, War and Games (3:08) Mike Andes, BMI
2. Blue Tears (4:06) Mike Andes, BMI
3. Last Train From Poor Valley (4:59) Mike Andes, BMI
Norman Blake / Nannor Music
4. Stampede (2:46) Buster Sexton / Mountain Empire Music, BMI
5. Sing Hallelujah (3:06) Mike Andes, BMI
6. Calvin County Coal Mining Grave (3:31) Mike Andes, BMI
7. Bluebirds Are Singing For Me (3:09)John Duffey, Pete Kuykendall / Figs. D Music Inc. OBO Sanga Music, Wynwood Music Co. Inc.
8. Wanna-Be Farmer (3:00) Mike Andes, BMI
9. Broken Too Soon (2:34) Mike Andes, BMI
10. Get To Being Gone (2:48) Mike Andes, BMI
11. Silas Brown (3:53) Mike Andes, BMI
12. I Probably Should (3:35) Mike Andes, BMI
Mike Andes: mandolin, rhythm guitar [Silas Brown], lead vocals, high baritone vocals [Bluebirds Are Singing For Me]
Caleb Cox: lead/rhythm guitar, resophonic guitar [Blue Tears, Calvin County, Silas Brown], tenor vocals, lead vocal [Bluebirds Are Singing For Me]
Mitchell Davis: banjo
Chris Sexton: fiddle, string quartet [Last Train From Poor Valley], bass vocals [Sing Hallelujah]
Tony Shorter: bass, baritone vocals, tenor vocals [Bluebirds Are Singing For Me]
Special Guest Aaron Ramsey second guitar on Love, War and Games and Calvin County Coal Mining Grave.
“What's in a name? that which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet…”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 2.
For over 20 years, bluegrass fans have come to know Nothin' Fancy as a “show that America needs to see,” according to notable Missouri bluegrass promoter D. A. Callaway. But there's often troubles having a band name like Nothin' Fancy. What can anyone expect from a band with a name like that? Yet we who have carried this banner from state to state and beyond know that we love what we do, and our fans love what we do. That's simply all that matters! Nothin' Fancy, by any other name, would still sound as sweet.
In this new album, Nothin' Fancy is staking out new territory with nine previously unheard songs from our own imaginative songwriter Mike Andes, two covers of fan-pleasing bluegrass classics, and a “stampeding” instrumental from fiddle player Chris Sexton's father, “Buster” Sexton. Guided by producer Aaron Ramsey of Mountain Heart, the brothers of Nothin' Fancy hope to keep loyal fans happy and make plenty of new fans with these memorable songs. Like Shakespeare, who told memorable epics in his trademark style, the band set the scenes with solid musicianship and tells these stories from the heart in our own unique way. We invite you to come along on a journey to another time and place with these songs! Listen to the warm reminiscence of “Silas Brown,” or to the amiable “I Probably Should,” or to the swagger of “Wanna-Be Farmer,” or to the dark, descriptive lines of “Calvin County Coal Mine Grave” and “Last Train from Poor Valley,” or feel like you're in a Nashville honky-tonk as you tap your foot to “Blue Tears.”
From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Nothin' Fancy is comprised of founding members Mike Andes on mandolin, Mitchell Davis on banjo, Chris Sexton on fiddle, Tony Shorter on bass and newest member, Caleb Cox on guitar. Nothin' Fancy was formed in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition but upon discovering the undeniable camaraderie between its members, has continued working together ever since, growing in popularity, and gaining a large fan base of loyal followers. The band has released 11 full length albums, and continues to perform at festivals all across the United States and Canada, and have also performed in Norway. Nothin' Fancy is the 6-time winner of SPBGMA's Entertaining Group of the Year, a fan voted award, and have successfully hosted the Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia, making it one of the most popular outdoor festivals in bluegrass. Earlier this year, each member of Nothin' Fancy was initiated as an honorary brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the world’s oldest and largest music fraternity, which has made it a mission to promote the best in music across America. This fall, the band will be inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, joining a prestigious list of previous inductees including Roy Clark, The Statler Brothers, Charlie Waller, and Dr. Ralph Stanley.
"Nothin' Fancy has been a near staple of the bluegrass business in the U.S. for over 20 years but they are much more than a bluegrass band," stated Mark Hodges, president of Mountain Fever Records. "These guys entertain and command your attention every moment they are on stage and their music and comedy combine to make every show an event. We're thrilled to add them to the Mountain Fever roster of great talent!"
"We are excited and honored to be in the ranks of the great bands that Mark has brought together under the Mountain Fever banner," says Chris Sexton. "We know that Mountain Fever has a great reputation with very accomplished bands and we are looking forward to the collaborations to come with our new Mountain Fever family!" "I am very excited for Nothin' Fancy to be on the Mountain Fever label," adds Mike Andes. "This is where we need to be and I look forward to reaching the new goals that lie ahead."