Major Award for Nu-Blu

We wrote back in April about Nu-Blu, the terrific bluegrass band from North Carolina, when their most recent CD, Nights, was released. They had been caught in the crossfire when Pinecastle Records closed in February, and ended up releasing the album themselves.

Now Nu-Blu can claim the title of Country Band of the Year as announced at the 3rd Annual Carolina Music Awards Show this past Sunday in Raleigh.

The Carolina Music Awards functions like a regional People’s Choice Awards, with members of the listening public nominating and voting for the winners each year. Awards are given in rock, country, hip-hop and R&B plus categories for DJs, models and producers. Youth awards are also given.

Nu-Blu is Daniel Routh on guitar, Carolyn Routh on bass, Kendall Gates on mandolin and Levi Auston on banjo. You can find out more about the band, and hear some audio samples from Nights, on their web site.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.