Single hits from The Spinney Brothers

Memories - The Spinney BrothersCanada’s Spinney Brothers have a new single, the title track from their upcoming Memories album, due March 13 on Mountain Fever Records.

The group is fronted by Allan Spinney on guitar and brother Rick on banjo, singing in the classic brother duet style that has long informed bluegrass music. Gary Dalrymple on mandolin and Darryl Hebb on bass complete the lineup.

Mountain Fever’s Mark Hodges said that while he had heard the band’s music, it was seeing them perform live at IBMA last year that made his decision to offer them a deal.

“I had been made aware of The Spinney Brothers through a friend who suggested I give them a listen. I watched their progress as a band for about a year and when I discovered they would be in Nashville, I made a point to attend one of their late-night showcases. I was really pleased with what I saw and heard, and their enthusiasm was also a big factor in our decision to sign them to Mountain Fever Records.

We are really hoping to bring nationwide attention here in the U.S. to this great Canadian band.”

The title track, available now through Airplay Direct, was written by Marshall Warwick.

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Other tracks on the CD include contributions from Carl Jackson, David Cooper, and Dave Lindsey. Rick Spinney has a number of his own compositions on the record, and says that choosing material is something that he and Allan take very seriously.

“The traditions of great songs in the past is a big part of what music was built upon. And great songs now and for the future are what we believe will sustain and elevate the music.”

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