|Nothin’ Fancy Selling Advance Copies of New Album.||10.7.15|
|Fans at the 15th Annual Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival on September 25 were given a special opportunity to buy Nothin’ Fancy’s newest album, “By Any Other Name.” The new album, which is the 12th full-length release from the guys, features 9 originals by Mike Andes, one original instrumental by Chris Sexton’s father “Buster” Sexton, and two well-loved classics: “Last Train From Poor Valley” and “The Bluebirds Are Singing For Me,” sung by new guitarist/dobroist Caleb Cox. Produced by Aaron Ramsey of Mountain Heart, this new album promises to be fresh and take Nothin’ Fancy fans into new musical directions while still delivering the tasteful vocal blend and dynamic instrumentation that Nothin’ Fancy has become known for. The release date is officially October 30, but the band still has copies of the new album available for pre-release sale. Get yours today!!|
|Nothin' Fancy Signs to Mountain Fever Records!||7.27.15|
|WILLIS, Va. (July 27, 2015) – Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed one of bluegrass music's most entertaining bands, Nothin' Fancy to their label. The band will begin work on their debut project for the label in August.
From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Nothin' Fancy is comprised of founding members Mike Andes on mandolin, Mitchell Davis on banjo, Chris Sexton on fiddle, Tony Shorter on bass and newest member, Caleb Cox on guitar. Nothin' Fancy was formed in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition but upon discovering the undeniable camaraderie between its members, has continued working together ever since, growing in popularity, and gaining a large fan base of loyal followers. The band has released 11 full length albums, and continues to perform at festivals all across the United States and Canada, and have also performed in Norway. Nothin' Fancy is the 6-time winner of SPBGMA's Entertaining Group of the Year, a fan voted award, and have successfully hosted the Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia, making it one of the most popular outdoor festivals in bluegrass. Earlier this year, each member of Nothin' Fancy was initiated as an honorary brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the world’s oldest and largest music fraternity, which has made it a mission to promote the best in music across America. This fall, the band will be inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, joining a prestigious list of previous inductees including Roy Clark, The Statler Brothers, Charlie Waller, and Dr. Ralph Stanley.
"Nothin' Fancy has been a near staple of the bluegrass business in the U.S. for over 20 years but they are much more than a bluegrass band," stated Mark Hodges, president of Mountain Fever Records. "These guys entertain and command your attention every moment they are on stage and their music and comedy combine to make every show an event. We're thrilled to add them to the Mountain Fever roster of great talent!"
"We are excited and honored to be in the ranks of the great bands that Mark has brought together under the Mountain Fever banner," says Chris Sexton. "We know that Mountain Fever has a great reputation with very accomplished bands and we are looking forward to the collaborations to come with our new Mountain Fever family!" "I am very excited for Nothin' Fancy to be on the Mountain Fever label," adds Mike Andes. "This is where we need to be and I look forward to reaching the new goals that lie ahead."
Nothin' Fancy will begin recording their debut album for Mountain Fever Records next month with Aaron Ramsey slated to co-produce with Mark Hodges. Radio programmers can expect a single later this summer. For more about Nothin' Fancy, visit [www.nothinfancybluegrass.com]. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit [www.mountainfever.com].
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[Nothin' Fancy High Resolution Photo] - Photo Credit: Gentry Photography
For Mountain Fever Records:
Publicity - [East Public Relations]
Marketing - [From The Top Communications]
For Nothin' Fancy:
Booking - [The Graham Talent Agency]
|2016 Bluegrass Cruise!||5.6.15|
Come cruise with Nothin' Fancy to the Bahamas - January 11 - 15, 2016 on Danny Stewart's Bluegrass Cruise - here's the link: http://www.dannystewartsbluegrasscruise.com/ Make sure you put Nothin' Fancy as "Who recommended you for this cruise" or "How did you find out about this cruise" so we get credit for your attendance! We are looking forward to having you join us and many other bands for some fun in the sun. Download and print the flyer registration HERE or visit the website for more details.