Posted on September 18, 2017

The Earls of Leicester featuring AirPlay Direct Artist Endorsee Jerry Douglasdeliver an absolutely captivating show at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival Reunion 2017!

This incredible band line-up includes, the inimitable Jerry Douglas, the band’s producer and hypnotic Dobroist; blue-ribbon songwriter, singer, and producer Shawn Camp; revered multi-instrumentalist and sideman Jeff White deftly handles high harmony and mandolin; ace Nashville banjoist Charlie Cushman tackles banjo and guitars; topflight musician Johnny Warren cuts in radiantly on fiddle; and the esteemed Barry Bales holds magnificently steady on vocals and bass.

(Pictured: Jerry Douglas & Robert Weingartz)

“This is a band that never ceases to amaze me with their brilliant playing and heartfelt connection with their fans," says Robert Weingartz, Chairman - AirPlay Direct / Collective Evolution.  "Jerry continues to be in a class by himself when his musical soul comes alive and let’s his fingers do the talking… great to listen to, and truly amazing to watch.”

“Watching our fans, the live performance and global radio come together all at once, in ‘real-time’ is pretty amazing," said Brian Penix, ABI Mgmt. - Jerry Douglas.  "AirPlay Direct really understands how to put all the pieces together.  We would like to sincerely thank everyone involved at each step for making this happen.”


With respect to global radio, both of The Earls of Leicester CDs have claimed lofty positions on the AirPlay Direct “Top 50 All-Time” Bluegrass and Americana Album Charts.

“What If”, the new CD from The Jerry Douglas Band also vaulted to the #2 position on the AirPlay Direct “Top 50” Blues / Jazz Album Chart in its first full month of release last month in August.

About AirPlay Direct:  AirPlay Direct is the premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide.  AirPlay Direct is a professional B2B music business environment for artists, labels, publishing companies, radio promotion firms, PR / Media firms, etc.

AirPlay Direct currently has over 10,000 radio station members in 92 countries and serves over 42,000 artist / label members globally on a daily basis.  AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc.

About Collective Evolution:  Collective Evolution is a boutique, high-end entertainment and media consulting firm.  Our clients include recording artists, record labels, record producers, management companies and radio promotion / PR firms.  We deliver creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

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