Aug. 14, 2011
-- Terre Haute, Indiana – August 14, 2011 – The band The Blue News is getting national attention with their first national radio campaign with award-winning promoters at Tinderbox Music beginning August 9th - reaching over 300 college and specialty radio stations across North America. The Blues News, which consists of Brent Orndorff (guitar/vocals)
& Dusty Richardson (drums) released a stunning new EP titled “Wartime Songs” this summer. The album features their original sound which draws inspiration from several styles including Blues, Southern Rock, Soul, Modern Alternative and more.
Formed in 2006, the band got off to a very promising start by signing with indie record label Statue Records of Hollywood, CA and signing with INgrooves / Universal for worldwide distribution of their music. Since their debut album was released, the group has built up a remarkable list of accomplishments including the placement of five songs on national television networks like USA, CBC (Canada) & PBS Television, the release of two songs on the Rock Band 2 video game for Xbox 360, three HD music videos, five studio albums and dozens of shows around the Midwest and beyond.
The new album “Wartime Songs” features 6 new tracks recorded in February at producer Jim Devito’s private Retrophonics Recording Studios in St. Augustine, FL. The band was invited to record after Stephen Wrench, the original manager of Lynyrd Skynyrd, became a fan of The Blue News and in turn connected Devito with to the band. Devito’s past work in the music industry includes recordings for Tom Petty, The Allman Brothers, JJ Grey, Derek Trucks, Don Henley and many others. Two songs from the new album are also scheduled to be released on Rock Band 3 and work is already in progress with Fairwood Studios of New York.
The band has several upcoming shows including a show in Louisville, KY at the “New Vintage Showcase” on September 3rd where the band will open for Brian Olive. Olive recently signed with Alive Records and his latest album was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
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