Pert Near Sandstone Releases New Single and Video
Pert Near Sandstone Releases New Single From Upcoming Album
Pert Near Sandstone has announced that they will release a new album on June 12, 2020. And to get you all excited about the new songs, they released a new single and video.
Check out the video for Pert Near Sandstone’s “Castles in the Air”:
Pert Near Sandstone has a way of blending bluegrass with a traditional Celtic twist while simultaneously throwing a psychedelic rock spin on their songs. Let’s just say, this isn’t your grandmother’s bluegrass band.
Their 7th album, Rising Tide, is due to be released on June 12, 2020. With all the bad news happening in the music industry, this announcement certainly brings a little ray of sunshine.
This band has a special place in our hearts. Their music festival – Blue Ox – was very influential in helping bring Festy GoNuts to life. It was part of our “6 Festivals in 6 Weeks” adventure that kicked off this music-focused project in 2016 – and we haven’t missed a year covering it since.
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Four years since the band’s last studio release, the remarkable new collection represents an evolution in both sound and spirit, a bold artistic breakthrough that’s been years in the making. The performances captured on the album defy the conventional boundaries of string band music, mixing psychedelic production and punk rock energy with Celtic traditionalism and bluegrass virtuosity, and the lyrics are similarly fierce and self-assured to match, tackling all the fear and loathing of the modern political landscape with sharp insight and biting wit.
The band features Justin Bruhn – upright bass, vocals; Kevin Kniebel – banjo, vocals; J Lenz – guitar, vocals, horns & xylophone; Nate Sipe – mandolin, fiddle, vocals; Matt Cartier – clogs; Ryan Young (also of Trampled By Turtles)- fiddle, strings, percussion; Andy Lambert – drums; Sean Roderick, piano; and Olivia Quintanilla – cello.
Crossing Old-time instrumentation with contemporary sensibilities, the Pert Near Sandstone first emerged from Minneapolis in 2007 with their acclaimed debut, Up And Down The River. Over the course of five more studio albums and several live releases, they established themselves as standard-bearers for the versatility and vitality of the Midwestern roots music scene, performing onstage with the likes of Steve Martin and the Flaming Lips and earning dates along the way with everyone from Trampled By Turtles and Del McCoury to Yonder Mountain String Band and Sam Bush.
Festival favorites in both the US and Europe, the band launched their own gathering, the Blue Ox Music Festival, in 2015, hosting Bela Fleck, Tyler Childers, Jerry Douglas, Margo Price, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Shovels & Rope, Justin Townes Earle, and many more in Eau Claire, WI.
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