• Nu-Blu first signees with new Pinecastle Records

    The newly-resuscitated Pinecastle Records has announced their initial artist signing since reopening under new ownership in August. Nu-Blu, who was the last group signed to the label before it was shuttered in February, has become the first act signed since its

  • The new Pinecastle Records

    Arising from the ashes like a phoenix, Pinecastle Records is back with new ownership, and a number of familiar faces. The label closed in February of this year when company President Tom Riggs' health failed, and the family made the decision

  • Pinecastle Records sold

    We have confirmed that the Riggs family has found a buyer for Pinecastle Records, and that the company has been sold. An announcement from the new owners is expected to be made soon. The company closed up shop in February 2010

  • Nu-Blu emerges from the Pinecastle rubble

    Nu-Blu is yet another talented young bluegrass band, based around the singing of Carolyn and Daniel Routh from North Carolina. The couple have been performing together since 2003 and were married after the release of their first CD, The Grass

  • Tom Riggs and Pinecastle Records

    The bluegrass music industry has been hit hard by the sudden announcement on January 29 that Pinecastle Records was shutting down, with only 2 days notice. The decision was made by the family of Tom Riggs, who founded the company

  • Two last CDs from Pinecastle

    We posted last Friday with the sad news that Pinecastle Records was closing its doors, effective February 1, after 20 years producing and marketing bluegrass music worldwide. The company was started in 1989 by Tom Riggs after a successful career as

  • Pinecastle R.I.P.

    We just received this notice from Cort Riggs, son of Pinecastle Records and Music Shed founder Tom Riggs. Given recent events related to my father’s health and the current business environment, we find it necessary to cease operation of Pinecastle Records

  • 2009 Bluegrass Calendar

    Gary Reid and Copper Creek Records (Bluegrass Productions of Virginia) have once again produced their annual Bluegrass Calendar. The 2009 edition focuses on Pinecastle Records as they celebrate their 20th anniversary in '09. Each month features full cover photos of Pinecastle

  • Pinecastle Records new release schedule

    Pinecastle Records recently announced the upcoming release of four new projects during the first two months of 2009. Promos are being sent to radio this week, despite the lag of as much as three months between now and the actual street