Rigneys Release First Single From Forthcoming New Album

The RigneysStarting today, the first single from rising bluegrass band, The Rigneys, can be heard on your favorite bluegrass radio station/program.    

Double or Nothing” is also the title track for their soon-to-be-released album on the Dark Shadow Recording label.  The tune was co-written by Andrew Rigney and the band’s  producer/label owner, Stephen Mougin. 

The Rigneys, a family band, are comprised of award-winning brothers, Andrew (guitar, vocals) and Grant (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), and their parents Mark (banjo, vocals) and Melissa (bass).

“It was a priority for me to have the group dig deep and contribute some original material for this album,” explains Mougin, who is also the longtime guitar player with the Sam Bush Band.  “Andrew really stepped up to the plate with my challenge, writing two songs with me and contributing five strong songs overall.”

“Double or Nothing” is also one of the few chosen songs to be performed in the IBMA Songwriter Showcase at the World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, NC, this September, an honor of which both writers are proud. 

“I brought a general idea to the table and mojo and I sat down with a cup of Jo and hashed out the details,” Andrew says, telling the story behind the song. “We wrote the words together and thought that the gambling metaphor was a great way to describe the messed up love relationship in the song.  I can't wait to see how audiences enjoy this gambling love affair!”

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