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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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The Greencards may be from Australia, but their music exists in some utopian anywhere that incorporates acoustic instruments and expansive arrangements in service of songs that are more poetry than pop. They play the kind of new acoustic music that's more about an overarching feel rather than any specific genre tag; The Greencards have toured with Bob Dylan, played MerleFest and been embraced by country, folk, bluegrass and rock audiences alike. This set of tunes - and the way it is »»»
The Brick Album CD review - The Brick Album
The names listed all over The Greencards new CD, "The Brick Album," aren't ones you're likely to recognize. Rather, they're fans of the group who each chipped in $100 or $200 to allow the group to self-release this new album. For their contribution, they got 14 tracks (including a hidden version of Underneath the Weeping Willow) of eclectic bluegrass influenced by a variety of roots styles. Or, because stretches the bounds of traditional bluegrass more than even their »»»
Fascination CD review - Fascination
With each album, The Greencards move further away from conventional country or bluegrass and closer to their own unique sound, filtered through various world music elements and traditional folk instruments. The Avenue is typical of the band's approach with an insistently strummed rhythm that's vaguely Greek or klezmer, punctuated by melodic vocal harmonies on the chorus blasts and interwoven with violin. Three Four Time and Lover I Love the Best recast vocalist Carol Young as a smoky, »»»
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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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