BlueRidge signs with Pinecastle

Pinecastle Records and BlueRidge have joined forces, with Alan Bibey & Co. signing with the Florida-based label for their next recording, a Gospel project slated for an early 2006 release. In addition to Bibey on mandolin, BlueRidge is made up of Junior Sisk on guitar, Eddie Biggerstaff on bass, Alan Johnson on fiddle, and Joey Cox on banjo.

Their most recent release, Side By Side, was nominated for a Grammy, reached #3 on the Bluegrass Now chart, and had a song hold the #1 position on the BN Gospel Truths chart for three months.

When we contacted Alan Bibey for comment on this new agreement, he was pointedly enthusiastic about BlueRidge’s new label partner:

BlueRidge has agreed to a one record deal, with an option for 2 more with Pinecastle Records, and we look forward to what will hopefully be a long, prosperous relationship for both of us! We’re thinking of January as a possible release date for the Gospel CD, with a bluegrass project to follow later in the year.

UPDATE 10/4: Alan Bibey has recently informed us that the source from which we drew some of the info about their Side By Side CD contained some incorrect data. It ended up voted as the #2 CD for the year in Bluegrass Now, and while it was in the running for a Grammy, it did not receive an actual nomination. Thanks for the clarification, Al!

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