Monday, July 27, 2015
– Nothin' Fancy signed with Mountain Fever Records, the label announced Monday. 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.
The band formed in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition. Since then, it has released 11 full length albums. 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, Va.
This fall, the band will be inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, joining a 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," said 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," said 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," said 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 next month with Aaron Ramsey slated to co-produce with Mark Hodges.