New Frontier Touring News

    June 11, 2019

    Gibson announces the new Lee Roy Parnell Signature ’59 Les Paul Standard

    Today, Gibson announced the release of their new ’59 Les Paul Standard, in the Lee Roy Parnell series.

    Each guitar features a hand-picked figured maple top accented by an “Abilene Sunset Fade” burst, inspired by Lee Roy’s hometown in Texas. Under the hood, each guitar features an underwound ’57 Classic humbucker in the neck, an underwound ’57 Classic Plus in the bridge, and the all-new Vintage Tone Circuit which uses paper-in-oil capacitors and vintage taper potentiometers.

    Check out more about the guitar here, on the Gibson website


    Billboard Premieres The Steel Wheels “Keep On” Music Video

    Today, Billboard premiered the latest music video from The Steel Wheels, “Keep On” from their upcoming seventh album Over the Trees. Trent Wagler says the tone of this song focuses on, “this sense of what you’re leaving behind in hopes that you’re doing the right thing, but also a sort of word of encouragement to the people you’re leaving behind.” The new album comes out July 12.

    Check out the article and watch the new video here.


    June 10, 2019

    Nothing But Hope And Passion debuts Harmaleighs latest music video for “Don’t Panic”

    Music publication Nothing But Hope and Passion (Vice) recently debuted the music video for The Harmaleighs’ most recent single, “Don’t Panic.” The track displays the intense emotionally draining mood the band sprinkles over their smooth indie-folk arrangements. Don’t Panic is at the same time soothing bedtime song and harrowing depiction of struggles with anxiety. About the song, Haley says “…Don’t Panic was written in my bathroom at 3:30am about trying to calm myself down but being fearful that panic was actually fueling my creativity.”

    Check out the video and the rest of the article here.


    June 3, 2019

    Dave Hause’s “Saboteurs” featured in Showtime’s Billions

    Dave Hause’s new single “Saboteurs” was featured on the hit Showtime series Billions last night. Check it out here.


    May 30, 2019

    Summer Cannibals releases music video for new single “Can’t Tell Me No”

    Yesterday, Summer Cannibals released the title track from the upcoming album Can’t Tell Me No, out on June 28th via Tiny Engines.  After escaping a manipulative personal and creative relationship, guitarist/vocalist and bandleader Jessica Boudreaux scrapped an entire record and started from scratch. Can’t Tell Me No stands up not just to a relationship or an industry, but to the people and constructs that have been trying to silence women and hold them down for so long. “It’s about doing the right thing,” says Boudreaux, “even when it’s terrifying.”

    Check out the article and watch the music video here.


    May 29, 2019

    Chatham County Line’s John Teer plays for NC Governor

    Yesterday evening, John Teer of Chatham County Linie played along with Mandolin Orange at Come Hear NC, a partnership between AMERICANAFEST® and the North Carolina Dept. of Natural and Culture Resources & the North Carolina Arts Council. The series was created to spotlight the rich musical heritage of the state. The event was hosted by NC First Lady Kristin Cooper and Governor Roy Cooper.


    May 15, 2019

    Mark O’Connor celebrates 45 albums in 45 years

    The Mark O’Connor Band, the winner for “Best Bluegrass Album” at the 2017 Grammy Awards was the result of four O’Connors coming together – Mark, Maggie, Forrest and Kate. Celebrating his 45th year as a recording artist with 45 feature album releases to date, Mark is well-known for his New Nashville Cats, Strenth in Numbers, Heroes, Appalachia Waltz, Hot Swing Trio, The Fiddle Concerto, An Appalachian Christmas, American Music Shop T.V. Show, and his revolutionary O’Connor Method for string education. Mark has won 3 Grammy’s and 7 CMA Awards, appeared on 450 albums, collaborated with the likes of Johnny Cash, Wynton Marsalis, John Williams, Dolly Parton and Yo-Yo Ma, and performed everything from original violin concertos at Carnegie Hall to swing at Jazz at Lincoln Center. But until recently, he had not worked in a band quite like this.

    Their recently released Mark O’Connor Band Live!, is a stunning showcase of their most exciting concert


    Riders In The Sky to Join Old Crow and More at Bonnaroo!

    Riders in the Sky will be joining Bonnaroo vets Old Crow Medicine Show and fellow Opry member Ricky Skaggs and others this year at Bonnaroo. They also made quite a splash at Bonnaroo’s last Grand Ole Opry show.

    After a joyous debut in 2018, the Grand Ole Opry is returning to the Bonnaroo festival for the second year in a row, with a multigenerational cast of country and bluegrass greats. This year, the Opry performance will be on the first night of the festival instead of the fourth and includes Molly Tuttle, Steve Earle & The Dukes and more!

    Read more on Bonnaroo’s Grand Ole Opry show and more special guests here.


    May 10, 2019

    Wide Open Country celebrates Reckless Kelly’s “Bulletproof” 10th Anniversary and premieres new live recording

    Reckless Kelly are currently celebrating the tenth anniversary of their seminal album Bulletproof with the release of Bulletproof Live, a 15-track live album that was recorded in the last summer. The album will be out June 21st via Thirty Tigers.

    Ahead of the album’s release, Wide Open Country premiered Reckless Kelly’s live recording of “You Don’t Have to Stay Forever”exclusively on Wide Open Country.

    Check out the rest of the article and hear the live recording of “You Don’t Have to Stay Forever” here.


    May 7, 2019

    New Avett Brothers Song Featured in Upcoming Documentary

    The Avett Brothers recently released the single “Sun, Flood, or Drought,” an optimistic new track composed for the documentary film The Biggest Little Farm, which will be released in select theaters on May 10th. With the delicately melodic folk tune, the Avetts follow the persevering theme of the film, about a couple that trades the hustle of city life to transform a barren 200-acre plot of land outside Los Angeles into a thriving farm.

    Ushered in by pastoral banjo rolls, brothers Scott and Seth Avett gently harmonize the opening line, “What we are a part of is bigger than we know, and the height of our ability is further than we go.” Lyrically, the song continues with the sentiment about beating the odds, while in an accompanying video, snapshots of the hard work and ultimate rewards of the lengthy back-to-the-land efforts depicted in the film unfold.

    Check out the rest of the article and watch the video