"Hailing from Siler City, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn’s caramel-coated soprano is one of the band’s defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the group’s backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist who also runs the band’s business. Calder Baker on vocals and banjo, and Justin Harrison on mandolin and fiddle round out the quartet’s warm, layered, Appalachian sound. Together they deliver upbeat, blazing-fingers pick work just as well as gentle, heartwarming ballads, and they do it all with a natural togetherness that can’t be faked, forged over hundreds of shows on the road."
Featured in the magazine Bluegrass Unlimited ( One of the founders being our very own Emcee Dick Spottswood!) :
Swinging Bridge is a very accomplished and popular Bluegrass Band in not only SWFL but much of the South West! Hailing from Venice, Florida we are overjoyed to have Swinging Bridge back again to play in the Bluegrass Jamboree!
Blu-Ridg is a wonderful local Bluegrass Band right here from Lee County! We had Blu-Ridg serenading our guests as they first arrived at the 3rd Annual Bluegrass Jamboree, and we loved them so much that we asked for more!
It's not the Bluegrass Jamboree without our wonderful Emcee Dick Spottswood leading the show for us! Dick Spottswood has an amazing Bluegrass career, and you can Catch his Bluegrass Radio Show on 88.5 HD-2 WAMU for some bluegrass music and news. He has Emcee'd every Bluegrass Jamboree, since the beginning!
Dick Spottswood pictured above with local band Blu-Ridg at 3rd Annual Bluegrass Jamboree