• Ken Irwin takes AirPlay Direct Award

    Ken Irwin photo at Podunk Bluegrass Festival in 2014 © Ted Lehmann Last week (on March 7, 2017) AirPlay Direct announced that they had honored Ken Irwin with their “Iconic Innovators” Award for 2017. The award is presented annually to the member

  • Rounder digital reissues hit this week

    Rounder Records has scheduled digital reissues for 22 important bluegrass and new acoustic albums later this week. These memorable titles, mostly from the '80s and '90s, include iconic projects from Mark O'Connor, Johnson Mountain Boys, The Rice Brothers, Rob Ickes, Lynn

  • The luck of the Leicesters?

    Rounder Records has been justifiably proud of the success achieved by The Earls of Leicester, the throwback bluegrass band headed by Jerry Douglas honoring the classic music of Flatt & Scruggs. The label has delighted in the many awards The

  • Rounder to reissue 0044 on vinyl

    To celebrate Record Store Day on April 16th, 2016, Rounder Records has produced a limited quantity of their classic J.D. Crowe & the New South album (ROU 0044) from 1975 on vinyl. This special reprint includes all the original tracks, plus the

  • New digital reissues from Rounder

    Rounder Records is celebrating March, and the imminent arrival of festival season, with 21 reissues of classic titles in their catalog, representing some of the finest bluegrass albums from the '70s, '80s, and '90s. These are all projects that have never

  • Rounder founders nab Folk Alliance award

    Marian Leighton Levy, Ken Irwin. and Bill Nowlin, the founders and original operators of Rounder Records, will receive the 2nd annual Founding President’s Award at this week's Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. They will share the award, named for Kari Estrin, founder

  • Concord Music Group acquires Sugar Hill Records

    Concord Music Group, a Beverly Hills-based music publishing and record label conglomerate, has acquired Sugar Hill Records and Vanguard Records from the Welk Music Group. Plans are for Sugar Hill to move into the Nashville offices of Rounder Records, another Concord property,

  • Free download from The Gibson Brothers

    It looks like Rounder Records is in the Christmas spirit as well. They are offering a free download of The Gibson Brothers' version of Bye Bye Love from their upcoming Brotherhood album in exchange for your email address. The song is