Now that we've all made it through the rainiest, coolest April EVER, what could be more appropriate than starting an equally unseasonable May? But as the old saying goes; April showers bring May rain... So, if we let a smile be our umbrella, here are a few things that have managed to keep our metaphors dry:
First of all, our new CD, Pavement and Pathways, is available for digital download at CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/urbanmonroes2). In the next few weeks it will also be at iTunes and will be turning up in various digital outlets at an Internet near you. Physical CD's are available through our website at www.urbanmonroes.com
The Urban Monroes' charting activity for the month included the APD All Time Global Bluegrass Albums Chart, where 1410 downloads by DJ's put the band at #13 (http://tinyurl.com/3vnwpck) and the Root Music Report (RMR) bluegrass Top 50. (http://tinyurl.com/3vnwpck)
We also turned up on The Nashville Showcase DJ Playlist Board. Two of those playlists can be found at: http://lnk.ms/NPGyC Country and Souvenirs, and at: http://lnk.ms/MTCDN Peelgrass. We thank all the DJ's that have been playing the Urban Monroes.
Please tune into World Wide Bluegrass for Bluegrass in the BASSment on Thursdays and Saturdays. You can usually hear us in the playlist and one of us often haunts the chat room on Saturdays. Come join us. You can ask us anything... as long as you don't expect a straight answer.
Lastly, we've received some nice words that really made us smile:
"I love your vocals and the soul in your sound!" WFDU-FM
"Blown away...you've taken it to a whole new level" Fan Review
"It is very good stuff indeed, very fresh and appealing approach to bluegrass." Highway 61
the Urban Monroes