**MEDIA ALERT** **MEDIA ALERT** **MEDIA ALERT**
MULTI-GRAMMY WINNING “STRING WIZARD” JOHN McEUEN
SETS THE PACE TO INTRODUCE HI-DEFINITION SOLO ALBUM
MADE IN BROOKLYN
In Nashville • In Raleigh
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 26, 2016) – Grammy-award winning producer, songwriter and musician John McEuen (one of the founding members of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) steps up the pace in preparation for the release of his new solo album titled MADE IN BROOKLYN.* Scheduled to drop Friday, September 30, 2016 on Chesky Records, the project will be available via all major digital retail outlets (Amazon, iTunes, HD Tracks, etc.).
As part of the promotion campaign, McEuen made a number of appearances at last week’s Americana Music Festival in Nashville. This week, he is slated to introduce the 16-track, high-definition audiophile album on a variety of national and local radio shows, at an industry release celebration (scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, September 27 at BMI, Nashville), and in a special appearance on the Grand Ole Opry (joined by John Carter Cash, Martha Redbone and Matt Cartsonis). McEuen will travel to Raleigh, NC to attend the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) annual conference. He will perform at an album release showcase at which Deering Banjos will unveil the new John McEuen Signature Line.
“I am very excited about this record; I feel this album is the culmination of every musical influence I’ve experienced throughout my career,” John McEuen stated. “I think it is a true record of an ’event’--these hot players knocking it out all at once! I truly believe it’s my best work ever.”
Created in similar fashion to the landmark WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN, McEuen brought together an eclectic assembly of extraordinary musicians into one room for the recording of this historic project. Borrowing from an old-fashioned, live production method, musicians were strategically positioned in a reverberant church (located in Brooklyn, NY) for a single-pass recording. The live performances were captured in high-resolution (24-bit/192kHz) with the single binaural “Dummy Head” microphone system creating a lush, multi-dimensional listening experience. As with the CIRCLE album, once again, the listener is given the impression of being there during the actual recording session.
Described in early reviews by media and music professionals as a “beautiful,” “masterpiece,” “breathtaking experience” and “lovely acoustic ramble” that is “Grammy-worthy,” MADE IN BROOKLYN will appeal to all genres and all generations.
Making early introductions to the project, Chesky Records released the debut single “Excitable Boy;” the track is available via all major retail digital and streaming outlets and is the pre-sale instant gratification track.
MADE IN BROOKLYN • Available 9/30/2016 via all major digital retail outlets and HD Tracks.
Nashville Industry Events
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
11AM-1PM Nashville Media Day (BMI Offices)
5PM-6PM MADE IN BROOKLYN CD Celebration and Performance (BMI offices)
7PM and 9:30PM L-I-V-E at the Grand Ole Opry
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
8AM L-I-V-E In-Studio Interview & Acoustic Performance
--"Coffee, Country & Cody" / WSM-AM (http://wsmonline.com/shows/coffee-country-cody/)
5PM L-I-V-E Performance (w/Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
--"Pickin' On The Patio" (Warner Bros Rooftop)
Friday, September 30—IBMA Conference in Raleigh, NC
12PM “Night at the Ozarks” Film Screening and Q&A (Raleigh Convention Ctr./Room 306B)
3PM John McEuen MADE IN BROOKLYN SHOWCASE (Raleigh Convention Ctr./Room 305 AB)
4:20PM-5:00PM Deering Booth (Personal Appearance)
7:45PM Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Performance (Red Hat Amphitheatre, 500 S McDowell St.)
Monday, October 3, 2016
11:30AM-12PM L-I-V-E Performance – Acme Radio’s “Acme Vinyl Lunch”
6-7PM L-I-V-E In-Studio Interview & Acoustic Performance
--"Root 650” / 650-WSM-AM (http://wsmonline.com/shows/root-650/)
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McEUEN MEDIA CONTACTS:
K. Atwood – Music City Media Shelly Mullins – ProMo Image
KATwood@musiccitynews.com | 615.770.2994 Shellylynnmullins@gmail.com | 615.516.7620
CHESKY RECORDS CONTACT:
Jeff Lanier - Chesky Records
firstname.lastname@example.org | (212) 586-7799