A Pinecastle Records' "FIRST" - Honors Go To The Osborne Brothers!

Image635266810599734595Pinecastle Records has been staying busy this winter and is excited to announce a busy 2014 release schedule full of great American roots music releases.

New releases will include albums by The Osborne Brothers, The Farm Hands Quartet, Wildfire, The Gentlemen of Bluegrass, I Draw Slow, Phil Leadbetter, and Matt Wallace.


Image635266807937982351 The Osborne Brothers' album Nashville will be released, June 10th, on CD and for the first time in Pinecastle’s history, 12” vinyl. The release includes seven unreleased tracks from the mid-1970s recorded at the famed Bradley’s Barn in Nashville. This album will conclude the four part series began by Pinecastle in the 1990s to chronicle the Brother’s journey from Hyden, KY to the The Ryman.
Image635266808233069229 Wildfire is putting the finishing touches on a new album that will mark their return to Pinecastle. The band’s first three releases were with Pinecastle along with lead vocalist Robert Hale’s solo debut in 2012, Pure & Simple. The band’s recent releases have been big radio hits with tracks reaching #1 on several charts.
Image635266808449741622 The Gentlemen of Bluegrass provide traditional bluegrass sound similar to bands like The Country Gentlemen and Seldom Scene. They have a highly energetic live show with many entertaining twists and turns. Pinecastle saw them live at a festival and based on the crowd’s response, knew the Gentlemen had something special. Their project, Carolina Memories is set for release on June 10th.

 I Draw Slow’s US debut, Red Hills wound up on many top 10 of 2012 lists.  The Irish based roots group will release White Wave Chapel in North America on July 8th.  Their popularity has spread quickly and they find themselves on two U.S. tours this year playing many prestigious festivals including Grey Fox, Merlefest, Rockygrass, Pickathon and more.


Image635266808732607801 After a fight with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2011, a healthy Phil Leadbetter is back on the road performing with Dale Ann Bradley and actively working on the follow up to the IBMA Instrumental Recording of the Year Slide Effects.  The album, titled The Next Move, is shaping up to be an exciting collaboration with Phil’s friends including: Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Mike Bub, Shawn Camp, Steve Wariner, Joe Diffie, Marty Raybon, Sierra Hull, Sam Bush, Kenny Smith, and many more.

“Old Man Winter,” the first single from Matt Wallace’s album For a Season, is starting to pop up on radio playlists across the country. Wallace is the bass player with Newton & Thomas, Audie Blaylock, and Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive. For a Season is set for an already announced March 11th release date.



Gospel artists, The Farm Hands Quartet are heading to the SPBGMA Convention this week with 14 nominations including Bluegrass Band of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, Entertaining Group of the Year, and Traditional Gospel Group of the Year. Band members Daryl Mosley and Tim Graves are no strangers to Pinecastle. As a team, they released Remembering The Beacon Brothers and were members of the Osborne Brothers' band. Tim released several solo albums on Pinecastle and Daryl had several releases with the band, New Tradition.

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