• Karl Shiflett to Pinecastle

    Pinecastle Music has announced that Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show have signed with the label, and will release a new CD, Take Me Back, by late Spring. Shifflett goes way past a traditionalist approach with his music. Throwback might be the

  • Niall Toner to Pinecastle

    Irish bluegrass singer and songwriter Niall Toner has signed with Pinecastle Records, with a new project set to coincide with Toner's US tour in the Fall of 2012. Niall made quite a bit of noise with his single, William Smith Monroe,

  • Bluegrass Sales Up?

    Good news has been in short supply for the recorded music industry since the turn of the century. With retailers closing up shop and digital distribution (legal and illegal) eating into label revenues for more than a decade, crying the

  • Have a listen to The Blu-Disc

    The folks at Pinecastle Music have graciously offered to share a live stream of the new CD from Nu-Blu, The Blu-Disc, with readers of The Bluegrass Blog. The album was released last week, the band's second, and their first with

  • Digital re-releases from Pinecastle

    New Pinecastle owner Lonnie Lassiter is doing much more than just resurrecting the label after health issues forced founder Tom Riggs to retire in February 2010. They are in the process of creating digital re-issues from the deep catalog of

  • Town Mountain – Steady Operator

    North Carolina's Town Mountain sees their first album with Pinecastle Music, Steady Operator, released today (5/10). It showcases their decidedly modern take on the bluegrass genre, which doesn't so much straddle the line between a traditional and progressive approach

  • 10 digital reissues from Pinecastle

    The resurrected Pinecastle Records has announced a digital re-release of ten classic albums originally found on the Webco label. Pinecastle had acquired Webco back in 1993, and these reissues involve both then-existing catalog items and subsequent anthologies. These include albums

  • Town Mountain to Pinecastle

    Pinecastle Records has announced the newest band to be signed to the label. Town Mountain hails from Asheville, NC, but has been touring other areas of the country since 2005, when they won the band competition at the Rockygrass festival

  • Pinecastle Records new owner, Lonnie Lassiter

    Pinecastle Records has posted an interview with the company's new owner, Lonnie Lassiter, a physician and entrepreneur in Columbus, NC. Lassiter took ownership of the company in August, six months after the family of Pinecastle founder Tom Riggs closed the doors,

  • Pinecastle signs Phil Leadbetter

    Pinecastle Records has announced the signing of resonator guitarist and bandleader Phil Leadbetter to the newly-reformed label. Phil says that the contract isn't for a specific number of projects, and that he anticipates wearing a number of hats during his Pinecastle