Van Cleve CD release party

Our friend Donica Christensen at Hollerback PR sent us some photos and a recap of Jim VanCleve’s CD release party on Tuesday night at The Station Inn in Nashville. Jim was celebrating the official release of his debut solo project, No Apologies. You can read some of Jim’s thoughts about his solo release in a post we ran a few days back.

Here is Donica’s report:

Roughly 100 music industry professionals, bluegrass fans, and friends gathered at the Station Inn last night to celebrate the album release of No Apologies by Jim Van Cleve. Music started at 6:30 with a performance of Love for an Angel sung by Ronnie Bowman, leading into the song he sings on the album, Let the Big Dog Eat. The band, including all of Mountain Heart plus Ronnie Stewart on banjo and Rob Ickes on dobro, played for about 30 minutes featuring mostly material from the new CD, and a few favorites.

Attendees included Carl Jackson, Mark Newton, Alecia Nugent, Jon Weisberger, Ashby Frank, Jamie Harper, Garnet Bowman, Kim Gardner, Mike Drudge, Craig Shelburne (, Bradley Collins (BMI) and Drew Hale (Bug Music).

A ticketed show by Mountain Heart followed the release party at 9 PM.

Jim also launched his own web site earlier this week.

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