The Greencards sign with Sugar Hill
Monday, September 8, 2008
– Grammy-nominated acoustic trio The Greencards signed with Sugar Hill Records after previously being on Dualtone. The band is busy now in the studio with producer Jay Joyce crafting their fourth album, slated for release in the spring of 2009.
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Kym Warner said, "As The Greencards enter into a new phase of pushing musical boundaries, we are very excited to have signed with a label capable of moving with us. Our new album is already underway, and with producer Jay Joyce we are experiencing a focused creativity like never before. We look forward to a long and productive partnership with Sugar Hill Records."
The trio consists of Warner, Carol Young on bass and vocals, and Eamon McLoughlin on fiddle and viola. Members hail from Australia and England and now live in Nashville after having spent time in Austin.
Sugar Hill's Gary Paczosa, VP of A&R, said, "The Greencards are a natural fit for us. I worked with them on two previous projects and have always been impressed by their musical vision and their focused approach to their career and development."
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