• Rounder rolling to Nashville

    We had a lovely chat this afternoon here in Raleigh with the crew from Rounder Records, owners Ken Irwin and Marian Leighton Levy, and Regina Joskow, Director of Publicity. They stopped by to share the news that the label will

  • 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

  • Rounder Way Back Wednesdays

    Rounder Records has recently begun a weekly series of remembrances on their official blog from the early days of their 40 years in bluegrass, old time and roots music. They are calling the feature Way Back Wednesday, and post a new

  • A Bluegrass Gospel Songbook

    Rounder Records is set to release A Bluegrass Gospel Songbook on March 1, 2011. No, it's not an actual book, it's a CD. The disc features 13 tracks from some of the most loved bluegrass artists of recent years. There's not

  • Rounder acquired by Concord Music Group

    We have just received information that Rounder Records has been acquired by a major independent California-based entity, Concord Music Group. Rounder is the home of such noted artists as Alison Krauss & Union Station, JD Crowe & The New South,

  • Rounder Records profiled on Kickin’ Canadian Grass

    Terry Poirier, host of Kickin' Canadian Grass on WorldWideBluegrass.com, will be airing a special Rounder Records 40th Anniversary episode on Monday evening (12/14). He'll feature plenty of music from Rounder's catalog, plus an interview with Ken Irwin, one of the founders

  • Highwoods String Band reissued

    Rounder Records has recently re-released a classic album from 1973, Fire On The Mountain by Highwoods String Band. This LP, and the band that recorded it, had a powerful impact on the early '70s old time scene, helping to transform

  • Rounder Records Celebrates 40 Years

    Monday night fans and musicians filled the Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville to help Rounder Records celebrate forty years in the record business. I really feel like we did help them, because the show was not only a concert,