Nu-Blu - Nights on AirPlay Direct
Nu-Blu - Nights
  • Americana / Bluegrass / Country Americana
  • Location:
    AMERICA NORTH: USA:North Carolina (NC)
  • Record Label:
    Pinecastle
  • Website:
    nu-blu.com/
  • AirPlay Direct Link:
    AirPlayDirect.com/Nu-Blu
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Biography
Although Nu-Blu has been around since 2003 they remained a relatively local phenomenon until they self-released the album “Nights” in May, 2010. With “Nights” Nu-Blu has really hit their stride with the album reaching as high as #7 on the Roots Music Report Bluegrass chart as well as charting on the Americana Music Associations Top 40 chart. The success of “Nights” was quite a feat for a self-released album., promoted only by band members Daniel and Carolyn Routh and their team, speaks to the quality of the music.
Backed by the hard-hitting duo of Kendall Gales on mandolin and Levi Austin on banjo and vocals, Nu-Blu creates a distinctive brand of bluegrass that draws from the member’s collective experience in several different genres. The bluegrass drive is definitely a priority here throughout all the diverse material they perform ranging from older bluegrass standards to selections ported from other genres such as Nancy Griffith’s “Spin on a Red Brick Floor.”
Fall of 2010 saw Nu-Blu signing with bluegrass label Pinecastle Records where they look to build on the solid foundation that they built with Nights. In December 2010 Nu-Blu became the first bluegrass band to release a smartphone app, which is now available for iPhone and Android handsets.


"It's been a while since I've been so knocked out by a band and CD that I know little about. You guys are phenomenal! Let's do a phone interview. I'd love to learn more about you and profile the band and CD."
-Carol Beaugard, WFDU-FM and WAMU'S Bluegrass Country

“Nu-Blu has a fresh sound that this music needs! They will delight any audience.” -
Steve Dilling, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

"The success of Nu-Blu comes not only from their music but from hard work and smart marketing strategies. In the bluegrass world, Nu-Blu is known as the band that introduces techniques, such as online marketing and social networking, which directly connects the band members with their fans." -Carole Perkins, Greensboro News and Record
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  • Members:
    Daniel Routh, Carolyn Routh, Levi Austin, Kendall Gales
  • Sounds Like:
    The best I’ve heard since Dailey & Vincent’s early 2008 debut." -Michael Lohr ( freelance writer,BU,BMP)
  • Influences:
    Blue Highway, Alison Kraus and Union Station
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    03/01/10
  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/08/18 11:44:47
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