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Pinecastle Records signs Beth Stevens

Monday, July 30, 2007 – Beth Stevens, one-half of the Stevens Sisters, signed a deal with Pinecastle Records.

She began her career in the Stevens Family bluegrass band where she handled the banjo duties at 12. She now also plays piano, guitar, Dobro and bass. Her musical career has seen many accomplishments, including singing background vocals on Dolly Parton's Grammy nominated "Halos & Horns" project. She and her sister April released two albums on Rounder.

"Pinecastle Records has been an outstanding label with a long list of wonderful musicians and artists. We have had the privilege of working with many of the artist and when you mention Pinecastle Records, the response is always positive," she said.

Stevens now is on tour with the Stevens Family band and is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get into the studio for her solo debut.

"We are so excited to be a part of such a great label and look forward to reintroducing the Stevens sound back into bluegrass. We want to thank all the fans and promoters who have supported us for so many years and can't wait to see them out on the road. One of the greatest things about being in this business is no matter how many miles you travel or how many places you go it always seems like your at home."

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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