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Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain working on second CD

Friday, February 15, 2008 – Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain will head back to the studio this month to work on their second disc for Rural Rhythm Records.

Hassler and band are working with producer, Jim VanCleve on a disc slated for release later this year.

Hassler & Hard Rain also are hitting the road with a few dates this month in Wichita, Kansas and Denver. In March and April, they go to Canada, Washington, Georgia, Minnesota, South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee before heading overseas in May to perform at the European World of Bluegrass in The Netherlands followed by a U.K. tour.

The band consists of Hassler, Keith McKinnon, Kevin McKinnon, Travis Anderson, Josh Miller and Jamie Harper .

Hassler also looks to do a a mini-tour with Mountain Heart and guitarist Tony Rice.

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Coming off the success of their 2006 self-titled debut CD, which saw them chart on Billboard's Bluegrass Charts for most of the year, Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain decided why change up a good thing. Jim Van Cleve returns to produce this solid sophomore CD. The instrumental talents of Hard Rain band members Josh Miller on banjo, brothers Kevin and Keith McKinnon on mandolin and guitar, Jamie Harper on fiddle and Travis Anderson on bass enhance the strong vocal talents of Hassler, maintaining an »»»
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Filled with perky radio-friendly bluegrass that borrows significantly from country, Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain show solid musicianship throughout its debut - produced by Jim Van Cleve (Mountain Heart, ex-Quicksilver) - with solid, upbeat tunes like "Seven Miles from Wichita" and "Going on the Next Train." In addition to vocalist Hassler, the group includes Josh Miller (banjo), Josh Swift (Dobro), Kevin McKinnon (mandolin), Keith McKinnon (guitar), and Travis Anderson (bass), each of whom shows »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Live, Shelley proves she's the real deal – After the concert, Joan Shelley was greeted by a fan at the near sold-out club who had never seen her before. The first timer told the Louisville, Ky.-based folk-oriented singer that she wanted to see for herself if Shelley's vocals were the real deal live. The fan walked away mighty impressed -based on her comments - and it was easy to see why.... »»»
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