Pinecastle recording artist Nu-Blu will perform at The Hope Cafe, located at 201 Tryon Road in Raleigh, on Thursday, Feb. 23. The show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10 at the door.
Through the years, Nu-Blu has worked hard to develop a group that would give the listener a diverse experience. By mixing their original songs along with traditional material—and even incorporating songs from other genres—the group has created a unique and driving blend of music that keeps audiences coming back for more.
Nu-Blu was founded by husband and wife team, Carolyn and Daniel Routh. Carolyn, on bass, provides her trademark lead vocals with impressive clarity and vocal range, and Daniel, on guitar, brings his songwriting and vocal talents to the group. The two young guns, Levi Austin (banjo and vocals) and Austin Koerner (mandolin) fill out the ranks, providing the band with a solid and talented backbone.
In May 2010, Nu-Blu released their first album, NIGHTS, along with the single, “Spin on the Red Brick Floor.” Radio immediately welcomed the album as evidenced by its debut at No. 10 on the Euro Americana Chart, reaching as high as No. 7 on the Roots Music Bluegrass Report, and spending more than five weeks on the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 chart as an indie release. Several months later, the band was awarded the “2010 Country Band of the Year” by the Carolina Music Awards.
Released on Aug. 9, 2011, Nu-Blu’s current album, THE BLU DISC, and single, “Other Woman’s Blues” are also seeing much success on multiple chart. It has reached as high as No. 2 on Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Bluegrass Song chart, and the album has appeared on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine Top 20 Hot Singles, Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Albums, The Alternate Root Magazine’s Top 66 Bluegrass Albums and many more. The band recently released a new music video of “Other Woman’s Blues” that is a clever answer song to Dolly Parton’s mega hit “Jolene” (written from Jolene’s point of view.) The video can be viewed at Ya’llWire.com or on Nu-Blu’s website.
Fans are also encouraged to download Nu-Blu’s free smart phone APP that provides live feeds from the popular Bluegrass Blog, WorldWideBluegrass.com, BluegrassTV, Napster, Last FM and Nu-Blu News and Tour Dates.
For more information on Nu-Blu, please visit Nu-Blu.com.