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Nu-Blu Releases Brand New Album “Vagabonds”

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VagabondsNashville, TN -- The wait is over, as bluegrass/Americana group Nu-Blu releases their brand new album, Vagabonds. The project serves as the band's sixth studio album. The lead single, "Still Small Voice" featuring Country Music Hall of Fame singer Jimmy Fortune has continued to turn heads since its release earlier this year, debuting this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey prior to the release of the highly anticipated project. The collection is released via Voxhall Records, and made available on iTunes, Amazon and wherever music is sold.

"We are happy to be able to present to our fans this collection of songs, straight from our heart," said Nu-Blu lead vocalist Carolyn Routh. "It's even more exciting that 'Still Small Voice' debuted on this month's National Bluegrass Survey in Bluegrass Unlimited. Thank you all and we hope you enjoy, Vagabonds."

Vagabonds is a refreshing departure in Bluegrass. Nu-Blu brings a new dimension and new life to a broad variety of material. This album is an enjoyable journey for all musical vagabonds.
 ~Bob Cherry, Cybergrass

Nu-Blu is kicking their promotional efforts into high gear. In addition to appearing on middle-Tennessee's hit program Today in Nashville, the award-winning group also stopped by the legendary WSM 650AM studios to perform songs off of the new album on Nashville Today, hosted by Devon O'Day. There are no signs of slowing down any time soon, with upcoming features on the syndicated radio program Whisky & Cigarettes, the TV show Nashville Entertainment Weekly, and more. Nu-Blu will also be the very special guests this Sunday evening for The Music Row Show, where they will talk about the recording process, and give listeners an inside glimpse of how the album was made.

The touring sensations are also returning to the road for The Vagabonds Tour, where fans will also have an opportunity to meet the band and purchase a copy of the new album. The must-see set list will feature a combination of fan favorites, covers, plus for the first time ever, Nu-Blu will perform cuts off of the new album. Fans can keep up with Nu-Blu's latest shows on their newly revamped website, www.Nu-Blu.com.

Vagabonds Track Listing:

  1. The Bridges That You’ve Burned
  2. A Lot More Love
  3. Still Small Voice (featuring Jimmy Fortune & Ben Isaacs)
  4. 640 Battlefield Drive
  5. How Many Rivers
  6. Troublemaker
  7. Gypsies on Parade
  8. A Fool and Her Heart
  9. Surround Me With Love
  10. Good Hearted Woman
  11. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Hailing from Siler City, NC, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Blu's heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn's caramel-coated soprano is one of the band's defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the group's backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who also handles band management. TJ Honaker on vocals and banjo, and Clint White on fiddle/mandolin round out the quartet's warm, layered, American roots sound. Together they deliver upbeat, blazing-fingers pick work just as well as gentle, heartwarming ballads, and they do it all with a natural togetherness that can't be faked, forged over hundreds of shows on the road. You can learn more at www.nu-blu.com

The Vagabonds Tour Dates:

  • May 5 - Wauseon, Ohio - McCance Cabin Concerts
  • May 6 - Howard City, Mich. - Zellie's Opry House
  • May 13 - Culpeper, Va. - Peace, Love and Bluegrass
  • May 27 - Grafton, Ohio - Grafton Fair
  • Jun 9 - Valdese, N.C. - Family Friday Nights
  • Jun 13 - Tucson, Ariz. - The Big Bluegrass Show
  • Jun 16-17 - Victorville, Calif. - Route 66 Bluegrass Festival
  • Jun 23 - Susanville, Calif. - Susanville Bluegrass Festival
  • Jun 24 - Cumberland Gap, Tenn. - White Lightning Festival
  • Jun 25 - Susanville, Calif. - Susanville Bluegrass Festival
  • Jul 15 - Selma, N.C. - Rudy Theater
  • Jul 22 - Ramseur, N.C. - Summer Concert Series
  • Jul 29 - Nashville, Tenn. - WSM Midnite Jamboree
  • Aug 04 - Glenwood Springs, Colo. - Garfield County Fair
  • Aug 19-20 - San Diego, Calif. - Summergrass
  • Aug 25 - Poway, calif. - San Diego Folk Heritage Concert
  • Aug 27 - Escondido, Calif. - Two Worlds Connect

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