“You can’t talk about the best songwriters and not include him.” – Bob Dylan “The word that comes to mind is grace.” – Elvis Costello Jesse Winchester, a singer’s singer and a songwriter’s songwriter, died of bladder cancer on April 11, 2014, at the age of 69. His voice, by turns ethereal, sly, earthy, and [...]
Nashville’s Plowboy Records is pleased to announce the signing of Chuck Mead and the release of his new record Free State Serenade on March 4, 2014. A wild ride of hillbilly blues and honky-tonk, Mead, best known for his work as frontman for BR549, wrote the album based on the stories, legends, crimes and lonesome open roads of his childhood and formative years in Kansas. Recorded with his longtime band The Grassy Knoll Boys, Free State Serenade was co-produced with Joe Pisapia (kd Lang, Ben Folds Five) and features special guests BR549’s Don Herron and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Critter Fuqua.
(Nashville, TN) December 5, 2013: One look at Raleigh NC-based Chatham County Line onstage and one expects to hear the dusty bluegrass nostalgia of the faded album covers we all grew up with, but give them three minutes and that notion is easily dispelled. Where the suit and tie-bluegrass instruments-single mic approach look very traditional, [...]
(Nashville, TN) July 24, 2013: The HillBenders are an aggressively energetic acoustic quintet at the forefront of an alt-grass revolution. With the release of their latest project, Can You Hear Me? on Compass Records, The HillBenders have established their own brand of acoustic fusion: a rich blend of bluegrass and Americana with a razor-sharp indie-rock edge. The HillBenders, [...]
KCA Artists is an artist representation agency providing direction to the finest roster in American music. During more than 30 years in the music business, Keith Case has become widely known for representing one-of-a-kind artists of exceptional quality, and doing so with integrity and professionalism.
Today that tradition continues and grows. Case has a long-standing reputation as a passionate, dedicated advocate of bluegrass and roots music, helping pave the way for the best artists in these genres to move toward the mainstream. He and his staff bring that same energy and devotion to their select artists in the fields of folk, pop, gospel, contemporary blues, roots and Americana.
The music represented here is both timeless and contemporary. Each of these artists has a history of inspiring critics and electrifying audiences of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life.
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