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Ripsaw, Patuxent labels make strange bedfellows

Monday, January 5, 2015 – Ripsaw Records, best known for its rockabilly acts, is making a strange bedfellow.

The label is teaming with indie bluegrass label Patuxent Records to release its very first artist, Louie Setzer, in a bluegrass recording this spring that will be released through both labels.

Setzer, aka "The Duke of Bluegrass," first released a disc with Ripsaw in 1976. He is also Ripsaw's most recent artist, having recorded two tracks released in April 2014 on "The Best of Ripsaw Records, Volume 4." Setzer, 66, has been performing hard-driving traditional for more than 40 years.

The album will be recorded at Patuxent's studio in Rockville, Md. Musicians will be Nate Grower (Delaware State fiddle champion, who often plays with David Bromberg; Mark Delaney (banjo player and Washington Area Music Association Bluegrass Musician of the Year, who regularly plays with Dan Paisley), Tom Mindte (mandolin master of the Patuxent Partners) and Ron Penska (doghouse bass, who plays with Setzer's regular band, The Appalachian Mountain Boys).

Ripsaw is predominantly a roots rock 'n' roll and rockabilly label. It has released recordings by Marti Brom, Billy Hancock and Tex Rubinowitz.

Patxuent is a bluegrass label, having released music from Frank Wakefield, Eddie and Martha Adcock and Paisley.

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