Please join us in the chatroom for Bluegrass in the BASSment with Gentlman Jim on Saturday May 4th at 9pm PT on wwwDOTworldwidebluegrassDOTcom. It's a blast!
"Love it! Well done! Great singing and playing!"
830AM WEEU Radio- Eastside Dave
For over 30 years the Mountain Folk TV show has been airing in one form or another out of Pennsylvania. Calling itself the home for bluegrass, folk, old-time, acoustic, outdoor and mountain music, the Mountain Folk show asked to add the Urban Monroes' music to their mix. We were happy to oblige and are excited about being included in the show. We'll have more details posted about Mountain Folk TV here in the UM newsfeed. Of course, it's always nice to be on TV, especially when you don't have to worry about stepping on the blu-ray player.
Since the middle of April we have been on the Top 50 Bluegrass Chart on the Roots Music Report. We deeply appreciate all of the spins the DJ's have been giving our music on their programs
We have also spent the last 7 long months in the top 50 Global Bluegrass Chart at APD. We are also on their "ALL TIME" Top 50 Global Bluegrass Chart with well over 3000 dj downloads.
We are one of Derek's Finds at Janet Davis Music! We are Honored!
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We hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day! We received some news sweet enough to put on one of those little heart-shaped candies regarding the release of more new Urban Monroes music. We will be sharing that with you in the coming days. Stay tuned and check your confections for updates.
In February, we are in hot rotation on CFBX and have received numerous playlists from so many wonderful stations. We could never thank them enough. Please tune into World Wide Bluegrass on Thursdays and Saturdays to hear us on Bluegrass in the BASSment.
Happy Ground Hog Day! We are #1 in the Weekly Voted Top 10 chart at the Down Home Den and are still in hot rotation at CFBX. We thank the DJ's in Europe for playing us on their shows and Bluegrass Music Profiles for the video coverage on our song "When the Aspens Turn" as well as the European Bluegrass Blog posts on our music. As always, we thank Gentleman Jim on World Wide Bluegrass for including us in his shows which air on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Pavement and Pathways is on the Top Albums of 2011 Chart for FolkDJ Org. It was compiled from 162,000 spins. Whew..that's a lot of music
We are currently in the Top 5 of the APD Global Bluegrass Top 50 Chart. We are also in the singles chart with our new rlease " Lamp in the Window" and on the "All Time" Global Bluegrass Top 50 Chart.
Thanking KRSC, Peelgrass, Spintron, WYSO, WWB, The Bluegrass Ramble and Bill Knowlton and so many others for playing the Urban Monroes
The ECMA (European Country Music Association) Archangel Michael for spinning our new single Lamp in the Window
Here is an article in Music News Nashville about our new single "Lamp in the Window"
We are in the Bluegrass Special's Top 20 of 2011 Roundup. We thank those DJ's for playing our music!
Our new single Lamp in the Window is out and on the APD Top 50 global bluegrass chart.
Please tune in to Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble in Syracuse New York and Gentleman Jim's shows on World Wide Bluegrass to hear it and other songs by the Urban Monroes. Thanking the Peelgrass show, the European Bluegrass Blog and the Nashville DJ Playlist Showcase for the spins and the posts. CFBX has us in high rotation right now and we wish to thank them very much..
Thanking WYSO for featuring us on their Christmas Eve Show and Gentleman Jim and World Wide Bluegrass for playing the Urban Monroes on Saturday's show. The Christmas show is this Thursday so please tune in. Our Christmas single is in the Top 5 on the APD Global Top 50 Bluegrass Chart. We entered onto the APD All Time Top 50 Bluegrass Chart with 1476 downloads. Thanks to those DJ's for playing our music. We are #1 on the Weekly Top 10 on the DownHome Den and have two songs on the Fireball Mail Top 20 Bluegrass Singles Chart. Wishing everyone happy Holidays and thanks for a wonderful season of bluegrass!
We are #1 in the Top Ten listener voted songs on the Downhome Den Radio Show. Sending our love and thanks to the folks listening to and supporting the Urban Monroes.
Thanking Gentleman Jim and World Wide Bluegrass for playing our new Christmas singles on Saturday night's show. On November 30th, we officially had the #1 Album in all genres at Airplay Direct. Thanks to those wonderful DJ's playing our music
It's official. On November 30th, the Urban Monroes had the #1 Album in all genres at Airplay Direct. Many thanks to all of the dj's playing our music!
In addition our two Holiday singles were #3 and #5 in the top 50 singles in all genres
We released two bluegrass Holiday singles on the 22nd of November. On Nov 28 we are in the Top 10 on the APD All Genres Albums Chart and are on the Top 50 Bluegrass Albums Chart.
Please tune into Gentleman Jim's Show on World Wide Bluegrass on Thursday and Saturday nights to hear our new Holiday single and other songs by the Urban Monroes.
We are on the APD Top 50 Global Bluegrass Chart with several cuts from Pavement and Pathways. We are also in the Fireball Mail Top 20 Bluegrass singles chart.
We posted our November blog at BLOGSPOT for your perusal
We are #4 on the Fireball Mail Top 20 Bluegrass Singles Chart. Many thanks you to the DJ's playing our music..
Photo by Eric Frommer
Photo by Eric Frommer
We have 25,000 people in our social network. You can join us at Myspace, Reverbnation, Facebook, Blogspot and our domain www.urbanmonroes.com.
We played to packed -to-the- rafters, standing-room- only crowd at the Old Liberty Theater for Birdfest! Nothing beats a bluegrass audience!
Please join us Oct 8th at 8pm at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefiled Washington for Bluegrass at Birdfest! It's blast ...lots of bands..tons of fun Read about it HERE
Here is an article about our upcoming single release at: Music News Nashville
"Pavement and Pathways, the Urban Monroes' second CD, rolls down the band's backwoods super-highway on a tour of bluegrass' rural roots and modern skylines; a stretch of road where Old Joe Clark and Secret Agent Man merge from the same onramp. The vehicle that drives Pavement and Pathways is an adroit arranging ability fortified with a divine pairing of sublime voices and precision picking. Navigating that pavement and those pathways, the Urban Monroes put an added twist into every mile of the excursion, taking the most scenic route at every opportunity and seeking the adventure in every song. With a panoramic view through inspiring originals and a driving rootsy style unrelentingly their own, Pavement and Pathways is a joyride down the Appalachian Trail's fast lane." The Fireball Mail
"Urban Monroes Flying into Fall at the Historic Old Liberty Theater " Click HERE To Read
Buy "Pavement and Pathways" at: iTunes or CDBaby or Rhapsody
Here is an article at Cybergrass about the Urban Monroes
The link below goes to an article in Music News Nashville about an upcoming show we are playing." Two Days and 100,000 People Jammin' with Salmon" Music News Nashville
Latest Review -"Pavement and Pathways, the band's second full length CD travels across 38 minutes of high flying, energetically infused bluegrass that spans the gamut from powerful original vocal beauties like "Hole in My Heart" to the adventurous instrumental arrangement of "Old Joe Clark" and the picturesque "When the Aspens Turn". None of this would be possible without the band's combination of vocal talents, instrumental skill and fearless execution of un-explored country as in their grassed version of "Secret Agent Man" . This four piece band has all three in their guidance system expertly mapping a musical highway that is fast, furious and fun. From start to finish Pavement and Pathways traverses a road of original and traditional material that takes you to places you've never been before.- Blue Jam Magazine
This month we are again on the Folk and Bluegrass DJ's "most played bands" chart . We sure do like being there!
We also received a very shiny magazine in the mail from Nashville TN showing that we moved up nine spots on the Top 35 Bluegrass Chart in Powersource with our latest Single "You Don't Have to Move that Mountain"
Fan Review: "...the music itself is like a portal to another world... It's hard to explain, but really well-done bluegrass always makes me feel like this. "
Fan Review: "This reminds me of the music I was raised on. It brings back wonderful memories of another time... Her voice, those guitars and banjos, the way they're used for percussion as well as playing, I like pretty much everything. "
We hope you can join us at Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival this weekend. Here's an article at Cybergrass with the details.
We spent both June and July on the Top 35 Bluegrass Chart at Powersource Magazine and we were in the Top 30 on the European Americana Chart. Today both of our CD's are in the APD Top 50 Global Bluegrass Chart. We are very grateful to those DJ's playing the Urban Monroes.
Here's an article at Music News Nashville with Urban Monroes News Click Here
Our most recent single "You Don't Have To Move That Mountain" is on the Top 35 Bluegrass Chart in Powersource Magazine
Here's an article at Cybergrass- Bluegrass Music News Network on the Urban Monroes Read Here
Review from Blue Jam Magazine "Pavement and Pathways, the band's second full length CD travels across 38 minutes of high flying, energetically infused bluegrass that spans the gamut from powerful original vocal beauties like "Hole in My Heart" to the adventurous instrumental arrangement of Old Joe Clark and the picturesque "When the Aspens Turn". Read More
"I received the new CD today and all I can say is WOW!! Every song is great!"-Jim Chatfield World Wide Bluegrass
Click Here for Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News Network article on Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival
July DJ Reviews for "Pavement and Pathways" :
"Nice Work!"- KRCC
"The CD Sounds GREAT"-CHRW
"Great CD" -WMSR Radio
"You Sound Great"-KBVL
Urban Monroes Newest CD release "Pavement and Pathways" appeared on the following charts in July
Top 50 Bluegrass APD Global Chart
Top Artists Folk Music Chart Folk DJ Org
Top 50 Bluegrass Roots Music Report Chart
Top 50 Albums All Genres APD Chart
Both of our CD's are in the APD Top 50 Bluegrass Albums Chart in July. We are also in the APD Top 50 Albums Chart for all genres and we are in the Top 20 Albums Chart for all Genres on the Washington Roots Report. We are also in the Top Artists Folk Music Chart from Folk DJ Org.. A multitude of thanks to those DJ's playing our music and to the fans who tune in and listen.
Click HERE to read our July Blog at Blogspot
Event listing for Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival. http://classifieds.thestranger.com/seattle/ViewBand?oid=1275234
The following is a list of recent shows playing our music that either sent us info, or that fans let us know they heard us on, or that we heard ourselves:
Thanking, Pacific Pickin, KPVL-Yellowstone Public Radio, Sirius XM, Galaxy Radio, WGWG, KRSU, Bluegrass Mix,KRLC, WMNF WXCS,WKSU,WGLT,WAMC-Bluegrass Time, KCSN-Bluegrass Etc...,KVMR, CHRW,KAFM, the Bluegrass Ramble, WAMU-The Bluegrass Breakdown, Worldwide Bluegrass-Bluegrass in the Bassment,WNHU,Festival Radio,Radio Eagle-107-FM, WVGF, Peelgrass Radio, Daybreak in Dixie, KPFC, KXCV, Southern Style-PBS-106.7 FM, Hillbilly Rockhouse, CITR, WYSO, WMNF, Highway 61, KCSN, WUSB, ECMA, WNHU, WHFR, WNEC, CKUT,Inner-fm org, Mike Kears,WildmanSteve Radio, Backroads Bluegrass, Lonesome Pine RFD, The LION FM, KPDO, WSPN, GotRadio, Siskiyou Bluegrass Show, Hillbilly Rockhouse, WNHU,KXCV,KRNW.
It is impossible to know each station playing us and we know there are many. We extend our gratitude to all of you. Thanks so much for playing the UM's! We greatly appreciate it!
June has come and gone and we look back on a wonderful month. Our new CD "Pavement and Pathways" spent 3 consecutive weeks on the RMR Top 50 Bluegrass Chart and all four weeks in the Top 10 on the APD Global Bluegrass Albums Chart with seven singles in the Top 50 Bluegrass Singles chart. We were also in the Top 50 Albums for all genres in the last week. A very successful CD release! Besides that...Just got back from a great week at the festival in Weiser. We all needed showers ...badly!...and a lot of sleep!
Click HERE for Urban Monroes at Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival Event Listing. Also, for our schedule check below.
We officially released Pavement and Pathways in May and the response couldn't have been better. We were in the top sellers at various outlets. We had three singles released from the album on Kentucky's Poetman Records. The singles were "You Don't Have To Move that Mountain", "When the Aspens Turn" and "Time of Your Life". The CD showed up on many different charts and we appreciated all of the attention it got and the people who featured our music. We especially want to thank Gentleman Jim from World Wide Bluegrass who has been playing our music on every show, twice a week since 2008. We could never thank him enough for his support and friendship. We selected the song "Secret Agent Man" and recorded it with Jim in mind. It's dedicated to him and his show Bluegrass in the BASSment. So when we got the following review from Backroads Bluegrass yesterday, it made us very happy: "The piece de resistance was "Secret Agent Man". What a great finish!! I was speechless the entire time this project was playing."
Some of the songs from the album were released as singles in prior months in advance of the release of the full project and the following are some of the charts that we have been on going back to October.
Our new CD Pavement and Pathways is #4 on the APD Top 50 Global Bluegrass Albums Chart for June...is in the Top 50 Bluegrass Albums on the National Roots Report chart and is #2 on the Washington Roots Report Chart and Links below
June APD Top 50 Global Bluegrass Albums Chart
June Top 50 Global Bluegrass Singles Chart
June Roots Report Chart for Washington
June National Roots Report Chart
We are on the May Roots Chart
Here are some new reviews:
"I love your voice and the soul in your sound" Lonesome Pine RFD
"You have a great sound! I can't wait to share your music with my listeners" Jeanie at the Bluegrass Mix
"...You then took a breath before burning the paint off the walls with "My Window Faces The South & Wheel Hoss". Wow!! I wish I had that much energy!! Building the crescendo even more you played "Old Joe Clark, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, & Fireball Mail". The piece de resistance was "Secret Agent Man". What a great finish!! I was speechless the entire time this project was playing. I played this project several times & I'm sure I haven't heard everything. I keep finding different pockets of "goodies" that I haven't heard before. The instrumental work by the band was AWESOME... I thoroughly enjoyed the project & I can't wait to share it with my listeners. This project will be getting a lot of airplay... It was worth the wait!! Backroads Bluegrass KCBL
We want to let DJ's know that if you haven't received the CD yet, we also have singles from Pavement and Pathways released on Poetman AR Volume 35 (When the Aspens Turn) and Volume 33 (Time of Your Life)
Urban Monroes Pavement and Pathways Press Release at Bluegrass Music Profiles.
Pavement and Pathways has been shipped to dj's and should either be there already or is on its way. Thanks to those many dj's who have received it and are spinning tracks from the album. We really appreciate it so much!
Thanks to Prescription Bluegrass and Bluegrass Music Profiles for sharing our press releases!
Digital copies of Pavement and Pathways are now available at CD Baby. You can buy the entire project or individual mp3's. www.cdbaby.com/urbanmonroes2 We have been in the top sellers there. Physical copies are available at our website. You will be able to get mp3's at iTUNES, Rhapsody and other fine digital retailers soon at an internet near you.
Our May "Blogspot" blog is updated. Click HERE to read.
We posted some of the charts that we have been in since October in our Myspace Blogs for your perusal. There are more coming.
We wish to thank all of those amazing dj's for playin our music. Shows from WWB, WAMU, Bluegrass Mix, the European Country Music Association Radio, DJ's from the Nashville Showcase Playlist Board,our friends from KGNU, KRSC and so many more. We are grateful to you.
Some news and reviews to get April started, no foolin'.
We are on the RMR Roots Top 50 Bluegrass Chart CLICK HEREto view
Thanks to 1410 downloads by DJ's We are #13 in the APD All Time Global Bluegrass Albums for April. Thanks so much to the DJ's playing the Urban Monroes. Whether from our CD's or from downloads...we appreciate the airplay greatly. We are in the Top 30 Bluegrass artists reported on the National Folk Chart at ReverbNation and we are in the apd Top 50 Global Bluegrass Albums in April.
"bluegrass makes up the biggest part of my show. I love your track - such superb musicianship with a very distinctive sound. " WYN FM
"It is very good stuff indeed, very fresh and appealing approach to bluegrass" Highway 61
"My listeners keep asking for the cd that contained "You Don't Have to Move That Mountain".
Come read about all that's going on at our blog by
We were in the Top 10 of the Top 50 APD Global Bluegrass Chart for MarchClick To See Chart
Just what is OFOAM: Origami Fields Out Around Mars? Originally Found On A Meatloaf? You can find out at Cybergrass by clicking here. We'll be visiting the nice folks of OFOAM when we play the Ogden Music Festival. You should stop by and visit too if you get the chance.
Also at Cybergrass is an article about our single release on Poetman
CLICK HERE to read that article.
I hate trying to make the transition to Daylight Savings Time, so I've been setting my clock ahead two minutes every night and should be cau
Along with a $15,000 pre-war Mastertone, a custom Martin guitar, and a handful of other sweet deals, the Urban Monroes are on the front page of Janet Davis Music today as one of "Derek's Finds." JDMC's Derek Van Lynn reviewed our last CD, Pavement and Pathways, and we wanted to share that with you at the following link wwwDOTjdmcDOTcom===>http://lnk.ms/f54Nt Thanks for finding us Derek! It made being lost all the more worthwhile.
We are now on our way to 700 subscribers at YouTube. We hope you will join us there as well. www.youtube.com/urbanmonroes
We are in the Global Top 50 Bluegrass Albums Chart at Airplay Direct. We thank those dj's playing our music. We appreciate your work so very much!
We are on the European Country Music Association music charts. We love our friends in Europe!
A Few YouTube Fan Reviews:
"Wow, What a beautiful Version, and incredible musicianship! Love your vocal performance!"
"So beautiful wish I had half the talent in my fingers as you do and wow a voice of an angel I'll be keeping my ears open for you guys stay safe, stay strong "
"You guys are so awesome! You play beautifully!"
We are so grateful to our fans and friends. Thank you so much!!!
The Urban Monroes have had 3000 DJ downloads at airplaydirect. If you are a DJ, and you're interested, you can download our music there, or you can contact us directly.
Thanking our friend Gentleman Jim from Bluegrass in the BASSment on WWB for playing us on the show. Jim has been playing us on his show since 2008 so we all decided that we needed to have Jim become an UM. Jim plays bass on our new single "Never My Love" and other cuts on our upcoming CD Appaloosa Daydream. We love Jim!
Thanking all of the Soundclick DJ's for playing us. We are grateful for your sharing us with your fans.
Thanking Gentleman Jim for playing two of our cuts last night on his show, Bluegrass in the BASSment on Worldwide Bluegrass! We also thank Lee Michael Demsey for having us on his WAMU show Saturday morning. Thank you too to Lili for surprising us and playing our new single on the Bluegrass Review as well as on the Folk Festival on WDCB. We are honored be a part of the these great shows and could never thank the DJ's enough for having us. The work they do is a labor of love, but it's still very hard work...and takes so much dedication and commitment. Please tune into the Folk Festival on WDCB Public Radio in Glen Elyn/Chicaco tonight 3/19. Their pledge drive is going and they will be playing our new single Never My Love.
Please tune in to the Lee Michael Demsey Show on WAMU Bluegrass Country on Saturday 3/23 at 11AM Eastern Time to hear the Urban Monroes. He will be playing our latest single along with a host of other fabulous music. Follow the above link for more details.
On Wednesday 3/20 tune in to the Blue Ridge Express with Linda Axman at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on CKWR. Broadcasting out of Ontario Canada (rather than Ontario, Oregon...), she will be spinning our latest single on her Canadian flavored bluegrass show.
If you're a dj wanting our new single Never My Love, it is available at Airplay Direct. We're in their Top 50 Global Bluegrass chart this month. Or just email us and we'll get it to you.
We thank Vonee's Music Showcase for featuring the Urban Monroes on this awesome show. They are currently playing our new single as well as Time of Life.
We are proud to have our music available at Janet Davis Music. They are "the" one stop store for bluegrass "anything" it seems. They are a highly reliable and prompt business focused on the music you love "Bluegrass". If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Pavement and Pathways please click on the following LINK
Reviews of Pavement and Pathways
"Passionately executed high flying fun"- the Oregonian
"Bluegrass in all-wheel drive"- the Register Guard
"With a panoramic view through inspiring originals and a driving rootsy style unrelentingly their own, Pavement and Pathways is a joyride down the Appalachian Trail's fast lane. " The Fireball Mail
We just got our 500th subscriber at Youtube. Time for a piece of chocolate cake!:) We hope you'll connect with us there as well. www.youtube.com/urbanmonroes and we thank all of those who have already subscribed.
We are on the Nashville DJ Showcase list again. Thank you to the wonderful dj's playing our music. They are awesome people whose work is un-ending. Thank you!
We are honored to have Jim Chatfield joining us on our new CD. He's the host of Bluegrass in the BASSment on World Wide Bluegrass but is also the world's busiest and best bass player. He has played the Urban Monroes' music on every show since 2008 and we are just so excited that he could join us on a couple of tracks on our upcoming CD.
-The Tracks Jim played on were engineered by Joe Mulllins and the Radio Rambler's Fiddle Player Evan at Oscar Fish Studio and we thank him for his splendid work that made it possible for Jim to play with us
-We thank Lee Michael Demsey for playing our single Never My Love on WAMU's Bluegrass Country. Such a wonderful show.
- We have nearly 3000 dj downloads at Airplay Direct. We thank those many DJ's for putting us on the All Time Top 50 Bluegrass Chart for the last several years and for playing our music.
-Our email sign up is maxed out at Reverbnation. If you would like to be on our list please send a message to email@example.com
We were featured on the World's largest bluegrass station World Wide Bluegrass last night and had a delightful time in the chat room with Gentleman Jim the host of Bluegrass in the BASSment. We are always so honored to be on his show.
We have some new live show audio posted in the players on our page at www.urbanmonroes.com. Hope you'll come by and listen
We are on Nashville dj showcase this week. We thank the wonderful dj's who played us on their shows
To read about our new single "Never My Love" please head to Music News Nashville at the following link at MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE
”I love your ‘Never My Love!’”
”Fabulous music and outstanding vocals. You gave us the chills.”
"Never My Love" is a beautiful song!!”
”Love your music. I fanned you. Smokin’ hot here...Love your energy....!!! ♫。 ♪。 ♫。”
”Enjoying the talented musicianship here. Beautiful vocals and harmonies“
”Great music Love your Never MY Love!”
-We are on the European Top 40 and Top 200 Countdown chart for 2012. Thanks to those great DJ's playing our music. We are honored to be included in the European Bluegrass Community of dj's and listeners.
We are on the APD ALL TIME Bluegrass Top 50 Chart with 2600 dj downloads. Thanks to all of those great DJ's playing our music.They are Beautiful people!
-Thanks to the Rhythm n Roots show for having us on again recently. We are grateful to them over the last couple of years for their support.
-Please tune in to Bluegrass on the Hill with Jeanie Evans who has been playing us for the last several years. We appreciate it so much.
-Thanks to Bluegrass Planet Earth and WAMU for the many spins.
-Thanking our friends at WYSO for playing us on the show. Also thanking GotRadio Sacramento and the Addicted to Bluegrass Show in Chicago for playing the Urban Monroes practically every day for the last couple of years. We sure do appreciate the great folks who are the dj's that work so hard promoting bluegrass. We are honored to be on these wonderful shows. Also tune into Golden Country Radio at Gotradio to hear us in the playlist..
-We are on the Fireball Mail's Best of 2012.
-Our Email sign-up is maxed out at Reverb Nation. If you wish to be on our list to receive our updates send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Pinterest is a happy place. It's like McDonald's in that regard. Except there's no food, no partially-hydrogenated oil and no big clown guy running around. Okay so it's not that much like McDonald's, but it's still a happy place. Here's the url for our bulletin board where we pin our posters and ads. We add new stuff all of the time. https://pinterest.com/urbanmonroes/urban-monroes-posters-logos-and-fun-stuff/
A few recaps from a wonderful year. First we thank Gentleman Jim for playing the Urban Monroes on Saturday's show and on every show since 2008. We are so grateful to Jim.
From Portland Monthly
Please check www.urbanmonroes.com in our daily blog on the front page for news. We are consolidating our news feeds to save time so everything will be there. Thank you!
We finished November on the APD Global Top 50 Bluegrass Singles chart with our new Christmas release "Hark the Harold Anges Sing". We were also in the Top 50 Albums in All Genes Chart, the Top 10 on the Global Bluegrass Albums Chart and the ALL TIME Top 50 Global Bluegrass Albums Chart with 2520 dj downloads. Thank you DJ's!
We had a fabulous time playing at the University of idaho in Moscow. What a great town with great people.
We are #1 on the Fireball Mail Sizzling Top 10 Bluegrass Singles Chart for November
-F.O.B (Fans of Bluegrass) join us on Nov 28th at 8pm in the main ballroom at the University of idaho for a night of bluegrass... UM's Style
Just like THAT the Holidays are here and to go with the joyous season we have a NEW Christmas bluegrass single written sometime in the 1700's when Bill Monroe was just a baby! It was released on November 12 and is available to DJ's right now at Airplay Direct.
-We are #1 on the Fireball Mail Top 10 Sizzling Bluegrass Singles. Thanks! It's always nice to be in the F.B.M.T.T.S.B.S!
-We were featured at the Music Initiative in South Carolina! Thank you M.I.
-Thanks and more thanks to the kind people at World Wide Bluegrass, Bluegrass Planet Earth, Bluegrass on the Hill, Got Radio Sacramento, Golden Country Song Radio, Country Festival Radio, Wyoming Public Radio, WGCS and the Acoustic Revival for the many spins.
Matt during an Urban Monroes show, a full house at the Opry in Eugene.
Annie recording in November for new single
Urban Monroes performing in a pleasantly packed theater in Lincoln City
Another one from the Performing Arts Center in Lincoln City, Can you tell we're smiling?
-The Urban Monroes are featured in Portland Talent Magazine. Thanks PTM!
--Buy Pavement and Pathways HERE
-Our mailing list sign-up is maxed out at Reverbnation. If you would like to join our mailing list for updates please send a message to email@example.com with the words "mailing list" in the subject field and we'll add you.
-Another fun show at Powers Auditorium. A full house of enthusiastic music lovers
--Buy Pavement and Pathways HERE
-Thanking Gentleman Jim for featuring us on Saturday's show on World Wide Bluegrass with two cuts from our latest release.
-Had a tremendous time at the RockPort Dam Jam in Utah
-Please join us September 8th at the Powers Auditorium in Eugene. The theater will be packed and it will be a blast. Hope to see you there!
-"A rockin' bluegrass trio" - KPTV
-We played the Lincoln City Performing Arts Center Saturday night. A perfect day to be at the coast : 67 degrees as opposed to 100 degrees in Portland. Advance ticket sales were great and then the room sold out past capacity and chairs had to be brought in to accommodate everyone. The crowd was wonderful and we all had a fantastic time.
-Thanking World Wide Bluegrass, WAMU Bluegrass Country and Bluegrass Planet Earth for all of the spins
Hope you can join us for two hours of bluegrass by the Urban Monroes on the beautiful Oregon Coast Saturday August 4th 7-9 PM at the Lincoln City Culterual Arts Center just off hwy 101
-Thanking our friends at WAMU for featuring the Urban Monroes
-We have a new single which will be serviced to bluegrass radio on AR Bluegrass Sampler # 3.
--Buy Pavement and Pathways HERE
Our mailing list sign-up is maxed out at Reverbnation. If you would like to join our mailing list for updates please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "mailing list" in the subject field and we'll add you.
Please tune in to Wall to Wall Bluegrass on the WWB on July 2nd at 8PM EST 5 PM PST. They will be featuring music from our most recent CD Pavement and Pathways. We will be in the chat room at around 7PM PST. You can join us there or just tune in at worldwidebluegrassDOTcom
You can read about Pavement and Pathways HERE
We have a new single being released on Kentucky's Poetman Records on the AR Bluegrass #3. This is our fourth single release on Poetman. Read More: Mountainsky Media
Join us at Eastside Bluegrass Concert Series on July 24.
Our June blog is up at ..Blogspot
Please visit us at CD Baby
Thanking our friends at the Bluegrass Highway radio show, and New Folk Radio for featuring our music.
Our CD Pavement and Pathways was nominated for the "Best of Portland Awards"
Read about Pavement and Pathways HERE
We are #1 locally, nationally and globally on the Fan Driven" Bluegrass Charts at Reverb Nation where we are nestled among Claire Lynch, Lou Reid and Carolina, Rhonda Vincent and more. Thank you to all of those who have connected with us there.
Had a wonderful time playing in California. Tucked away among our shows through Oregon and California, was a stop in Crescent City where we had the honor of playing the reception for the union of two remarkable people, both of whom just happen to be attack pilots. U.S Army Captain Michelle is an Apache helicopter pilot, and U.S. Air Force Captain Aaron is an Air Force A-10 pilot. Who ever said the different branches of the military couldn't get along? The joint mission these two war veterans have embarked upon seems to be off to a magnificent start. The UM's wish Capt. & Capt. all the best! These are great people who have performed a great service and held an event that was great fun!
We are #1 locally, nationally and globally on the Bluegrass Charts at Reverb Nation. Thank you to all of those who have connected with us there and shared us on your Facebook
We also have a few special broadcast "thank yous" we'd like to say thanks to: Gentleman Jim and WWB, Jeanie Evans and KRSC, WDRT the Newgrass show for spinning the Urban Monroes, WOBC-RadioActivity, Bluegrass Radio Sacramento, Bluegrass Radio Chicago,Real Kentucky Radio, Mostly Folk Show, Ranch Breakfast WPR, Honkytonks and Heartaches, Classic Tracks Radio, Country Bear Radio, WAMU, Bluegrass Planet Earth and World Wide Bluegrass for the plays
We were nominated for Best of Portland for our CD Pavement and Pathways
We are #1 locally, nationally and globally on the Bluegrass Charts at Reverb Nation. Thank you to all of those who have connected with us there.
Thanking Planet Bluegrass, WYOX, Worldwide Bluegrass and Gentleman Jim, Bluegrass Radio in Sacramento, Chicago, D.C., and Europe for playing the Urban Monroes.
With deep appreciation we thank Jeanie Evans and Bluegrass on the Hill on KRSC for her constant support of the Urban Monroes over the last several years. How grateful we are to her.
Please also join us at YouTube and Reverbnation
We are in the DownHome Den Weekly Top 10 with our song Black Hole.
Thanking Gentleman Jim and Bluegrass in the Bassment for playing the Urban Monroes.
Thanking CMR Nashville Radio for spinning the Urban Monroes.
Thanking Rhythm and Roots for playing the Urban Monroes.
We are in hard rotation on Bluegrass Radio Germany.
Thanking Bluegrass Radio Sacramento, Chicago and Washington DC for playing the Urban Monroes in hard rotation.
Thanking Bluegrass Etc...for the many spins.
“Passionately executed, high flying fun” -The Oregonian
Thanking WAMU Bluegrass Radio for playing the Urban Monroes
Please join us at ReverbNation
Thanking Gentleman Jim for playing the Urban Monroes on Bluegrass in the Bassment.
Thanking Festival Radio and Bluegrass Etc... for the spins.
Thanking Bluegrass Radio in Sacramento and Chicago for playing the Urban M onroes in hard rotation
We so greatly appreciate all of the dj's that play our music. Thank you!
-We are in the KZSU Top 20 Bluegrass chart for April.
-We are in hard rotation on Bluegrass Radio Sacramento and Chicago.
-We thank the Bluegrass Etc...show for playing the Urban Monroes.
-Also thanking Bluegrass Planet Earth and World Wide Bluegrass for the spins.
Favorite fan review for April:
"Some of the tastiest sounds and most compelling singing around; one listen, your ears will love you forever. (+ the pace of most of these gems would make speed metal bands jealous ... " O.P.S
Please join us at Youtube
Here are some new performance videos to check out
-Little Maggie March 2012- Powers Auditorium http://youtu.be/nOOD7F0O0y8
-John Hardy and the Baby Elephant Walk-PNW Festival http://youtu.be/6gjquT4Lz30
-Salt Creek at Powers Auditorium March 2012
-High on A Mountain Top- Birdfest http://youtu.be/DtlcztQMyXE
We have a new song going on Kentucky's Poetman Records Radio Sampler
We are in the Neon Spotlight on the Bluegrass Delux Radio Show. We thank them for having us.
n February and March we were in the KSVX Top 30 and Top 10 on the bluegrass show.- Many thanks to them for playing us. So greatly appreciated.
Our April blog is up at BLOGSPOT
We played to a packed Powers Auditorium in Eugene for the Emerald Valley Opry and had a wonderful time. Those folks are always amazingl. Thanks to everyone who came out.
We are in the APD Global Top 50 Bluegrass Albums Chart as well as the APD All -Time Top 50 Bluegrass Albums Chart. We have some exciting news coming regarding the release of new Urban Monroes music. Please stay tuned.
-We are on the Fireball Mail Sizzling Top 20 Bluegrass Singles Chart. Thanks to all of those great DJ's playing our music. We so greatly appreciate you.
We are in the artist spotlight at WVGN. We thank them very much for sharing our music with their audience.
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PAVEMENT AND PATHWAYS REVIEWS
“Passionately executed, high flying fun” -The Oregonian
“Vocally and instrumentally exciting album suitable for a broad range of listeners” - The Statesman Journal
“Honest like a hard day’s work and tasty like a cold beverage at the end of that day” -The Colombian
“Their musical savvy and obvious ability make their albums compelling listens” -Goldmine Magazine.
"With a panoramic view through inspiring originals and a driving rootsy style unrelentingly their own, Pavement and Pathways is a joyride down the Appalachian Trail's fast lane." "The Fireball Mail
"energetically infused bluegrass that spans the gamut from powerful original vocal beauties like "Hole in My Heart" to the adventurous instrumental arrangement of "Old Joe Clark" and the picturesque "When the Aspens Turn". -Blue Jam Magazine
"...the music itself is like a portal to another world... It's hard to explain, but really well-done bluegrass always makes me feel like this." -Fan Review
"I received the new CD today and all I can say is WOW!! Every song is great!"-Jim Chatfield World Wide Bluegrass
"l love your voice and the soul in your sound! Lonesome Pine RFD, WAMU, WFDU FM
"You have a great sound! I can't wait to share your music with my listeners" Jeanie at the Bluegrass Mix
For the full entourage of reviews for both of our CD's plus reviews of our live shows please visit: WWW.URBANMONROES.COM
Fashioned from the heart of tradition and infused with adrenaline, 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 original and traditional bluegrass with a style and delivery uniquely its own.
As individuals the Urban Monroes have earned songwriting accolades, a National Endowment for the Arts award, and bluegrass instrument championships. They have been featured on the Emmy award winning PBS series Art Beat and their musical experiences have taken them around the world. As a band they have excited audiences from some of bluegrass’ biggest venues with a fully charged stage presence and an intricate delivery.
"I was prepared for a good time, but I wasn't prepared to be blown away by one of the bands...The Urban Monroes, a bluegrass band from the north part of the Willamette Valley, are just a superb example of a contemporary take on traditional bluegrass..."
-read full bio at the band website www.urbanmonroes.com