Pinecastle Records releases ‘The Mandolin Chronicles’ March 12

Published 9:50 am Friday, February 15, 2013

“I am really excited about this release. The many ‘Two Mandolin’ projects that came before this one like Jethro Burns and Tiny Moore or Sam Bush and David Grisman, Bobby Osborne and Jesse Mcreynolds and of course the Thile/Marshall recording have all been favorites of mine,” Benson said. “Making a record like this with Alan Bibey was a highlight for me!”

“The Mandolin Chronicles” is full of stunning melodies, breaks and instrumental harmonies backed by full bluegrass instrumentation. The performances, while technically intricate, are also tasteful and beautiful. Mandolin players everywhere will be studying this album for years to come as it is destined to become a benchmark bluegrass album.

Pinecastle Records was created nearly 22 years ago as a favor to a friend and has since grown into a legendary label with nearly 250 releases in its catalog including titles from some of the most influential musicians in the bluegrass genre such as Eddie Adcock, The Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse and Charlie Waller and The Country Gentlemen. Pinecastle has always placed an emphasis on fostering the talents of bluegrass up and comers and has helped with the growth of the careers of Terry Eldredge, Jesse Brock, Josh Williams and Kristin Scott Benson, among others. Today, Pinecastle is situated in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina owned by businessman and medical doctor, Lonnie Lassiter.

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– article submitted by PineCastle Records