Oct 30 2015
Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of brand new music from Nothin’ Fancy. By Any Other Name is available everywhere today!
From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Nothin’ Fancy is comprised of founding members Mike Andes on mandolin, Mitchell Davis on banjo, ChrisPromo1 Sexton on fiddle, Tony Shorter on bass and newest member, Caleb Cox on guitar. Nothin’ Fancy was formed in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition but upon discovering the undeniable camaraderie between its members, has continued working together ever since, growing in popularity, and gaining a large fan base of loyal followers. The band continues to perform at festivals all across the United States and Canada, and have also performed in Norway. Nothin’ Fancy is the six-time winner of SPBGMA’s Entertaining Group of the Year, a fan voted award, and have successfully hosted the Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia, making it one of the most popular outdoor festivals in bluegrass. Earlier this year, each member of Nothin’ Fancy was initiated as an honorary brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the world’s oldest and largest music fraternity, which has made it a mission to promote the best in music across America. This fall, the band was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, joining a prestigious list of previous inductees including Roy Clark, The Statler Brothers, Charlie Waller, and Dr. Ralph Stanley.
By Any Other Name is the twelfth full-length release from Nothin’ Fancy but their debut project for Mountain Fever Records. It features nine original songs written by Mike Andes, an original instrumental by Chris Sexton’s father “Buster” Sexton, as well as two well-loved classics; “Last Train From Poor Valley” and “Bluebirds Are Singing For Me” — the latter featuring the band’s newest member, Caleb Cox on lead vocals. Produced by Aaron Ramsey and Mark Hodges, By Any Other Name promises to be a fresh approach to the music of Nothin’ Fancy while still delivering the tasteful vocal blend, dynamic instrumentation, and energetic presentation for which Nothin’ Fancy has become known.