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SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RELEASES "INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH BLUEGRASS" TO GLOBAL RADIO VIA AIRPLAY DIRECT

Posted on March 30, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has partnered with AirPlay Direct to deliver their new record “Industrial Strength Bluegrass” to global radio, and their listeners.

Smithsonian Folkways celebrates the release of Industrial Strength Bluegrass, the story of bluegrass’ transformation from a music to a movement, carried north by Appalachians seeking a better life in the booming post-WWII factories of Southwest Ohio. The 16-song collection was produced by IBMA Award-winning musician/bandleader Joe Mullins, whose father - fiddler and radio personality Paul “Moon” Mullins - made that journey and helped found the region’s bluegrass scene. The compilation (companion to the new book of the same title from University of Illinois Press) presents Southwest Ohio bluegrass classics remade by an all-star cast featuring Country Music Hall of Famers the Oak Ridge Boys and Vince Gill, Bluegrass Hall of Famer Bobby Osborne, and many of today’s finest bluegrass and Americana artists including Lee Ann Womack, Dan Tyminski, The Isaacs, Sierra Hull, and more.

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"This record is in the ‘must listen to’ category," says Lynda Weingartz, CEO - AirPlay Direct. The production on this album is outstanding, and the matching of these particular artists to these great songs deserves a hand for a job well done. We are excited to play a part in taking this record to radio programmers and their fans around the world.”


"Smithsonian Folkways is excited to bring you Industrial Strength Bluegrass," said Sophie Sachar, Marketing - Smithsonian Folkways. "There are so many talented performers on this record, all coming together to pay tribute to a wonderful slice of bluegrass history. We're pleased to have AirPlay Direct's help in bringing this release to global radio, and we hope you enjoy!"









































INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH
BLUEGRASS
Bluegrass - Americana
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PETE SEEGER
Folk

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SONGS FROM THE BARDO
Meditative - Avantgarde
World Music
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OUR NATIVE DAUGHTERS
Americana
Folk
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JUST AROUND THE BEND
Folk
Americana
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DOM FLEMONS
Folk - Americana
Blues
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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 11,000 radio station members in 100+ countries and serves over 45,000 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.  AirPlayDirect.com


AirPlay Direct offers a variety of specialized professional services to work your music and brand to global radio, but specialize and EXCEL at advanced strategies and promotions for global radio. The APD Eco-System is an amazing business platform for artists, labels, managers, etc., to securely and effectively deliver, market and promote their music to radio stations around the world.


About Collective Evolution: Collective Evolution is a boutique, 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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