The Holidays are here! Okay, no big surprise there, but we wanted to let DJ's know that there's a gift (well it's free anyway) just for them from the Urban Monroes. The band has loaded a new Christmas single into their AirPlay Direct account. Gift wrapped on 11/22, it's ready to be opened and played with right away. We peeked under the wrapping paper and discovered it to be a rollicking bluegrass version of Little Drummer Boy and it's available for download now. Also on the UM's AirPlay Direct page is another shiny package; an additional Christmas single, the Seussian bluegrass classic: Mr. Grinch. Both singles are available for download right now and you should be able to stream them from their Airplay Direct account.
With a little help from Santa's elves and a lot of help from Santa's dj's during the eight days that the songs were in Airplay Direct, on November 30th the Urban Monroes found themselves with the #1 album in all genres, http://tinyurl.com/7wtoogc, #3 in the top singles All Genres, http://tinyurl.com/7vjsjrd and # 6 in the Global Top 50 Bluegrass Albums for the month.
Fashioned from the heart of tradition and infused with adrenalin, the Urban Monroes' bluegrass style combines the skills of some of the Pacific Northwest's finest talent. Fast paced and highly energetic, the band performs both traditional and original material with a style and delivery uniquely its own
If you'd like to know what else the band is planning to put under its tree, there's an up-to-date news stream at their domain www.urbanmonroes.com