Popular Canadian bluegrass band, The Spinney Brothers, have just signed on with Mountain Fever Records. Known as “Canada’s International Band,” the brothers hail from Nova Scotia, and are known for their sky-high harmonies. At first glance, one may be concerned as to how some Nova Scotia natives can be billed as a traditional bluegrass band, but once their voices fill the air, there is no doubt. They may talk with a Canadian brogue, but they sing as if they are from the heart of the Appalachian mountains.
The Spinney Brothers are not new to the bluegrass scene. They have been touring for twenty years. In that span, they have released eight independent albums, received many Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Awards (bringing home Vocal Group of the Year, three times!), and were inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame just last year. This bunch has really created a buzz in the industry of late. Ron Stewart has produced their past two albums, and will produce this first for Mountain Fever.
Rick Spinney had this to say about the exciting step forward for the band.
“Some great news for the Spinney Brothers bluegrass band. We have stayed committed to our music for nearly 20 years. We have always attempted to do our best at representing ourselves and our music with professionalism and integrity. We have had a lot of people believe in us over the years and now, Mountain Fever Records has shown their belief as well. We are very excited to have been added to this label and can assure you that Mark Hodges and his staff have the same goal in representing the music with professionalism and integrity. Now….let the musical journey continue!!!!”
The Spinney Brothers feature Rick Spinney on banjo and vocals with brother, Allan Spinney, on guitar and vocals. The group is filled out with Gary Dalrymple on mandolin and Darryl Hebb on bass. Their debut album for Mountain Fever Records, Memories, will be released in the spring.
Congratulations to The Spinney Brothers for this great step forward!
Category: Bluegrass recording news
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Daniel is from southwestern Ohio and has been around bluegrass his entire life. He manages the Classic Country Connection, a music store in southern Ohio which specializes in bluegrass, classic country, and gospel music. He is the host of the Bending The Strings radio program, which plays a variety of bluegrass, newgrass, and Americana music. He also maintains the website for Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers.
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