Tune In Alert: SiriusXM World Premiere
– Industrial Strength Bluegrass –
from Smithsonian Folkways
March 19 @5pm ET
Featuring Special Guest Interviews with Joe Mullins, Vince Gill, Sierra Hull, Dan Tyminski
Industrial Strength Bluegrass is the story of bluegrass’ transformation from a music to a movement, carried north by Appalachians seeking a better life in the booming post-WWII factories of Southwest Ohio. The 16-song collection was produced by IBMA Award-winning musician/bandleader Joe Mullins, whose father – fiddler and radio personality Paul “Moon” Mullins– made that journey and helped found the region’s bluegrass scene. The compilation (companion to the new book of the same title from University of Illinois Press) presents Southwest Ohio bluegrass classics remade by an all-star cast featuring Country Music Hall of Famers the Oak Ridge Boys and Vince Gill, Bluegrass Hall of Famer Bobby Osborne, and many of today’s finest bluegrass and Americana artists including Lee Ann Womack, Dan Tyminski, The Isaacs, Sierra Hull, and more.
SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction host Kyle Cantrell will offer an exclusive listening event when he plays Industrial Strength Bluegrass, track by track, and visits with the album’s producer, Joe Mullins. Vince Gill, Sierra Hull, and Dan Tyminski drop by to expound on the vast influence of the music from Southwestern Ohio and what performing on this historic project means to them personally.
World Premiere: Friday, March 19 @5pm ET
Saturday, March 20 @ 12am and 10am ET
Sunday, March 21 @ 12pm ET
March 22 @ 9pm ET
On Demand: www.siriusxm.us/IndustrialStrength
Industrial Strength Bluegrass releases worldwide on Friday, March 26 via Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. For more information, visit https://folkways.si.edu/industrial-strength-bluegrass and industrialstrengthbluegrass.com.
Pre-order the album HERE: https://orcd.co/industrialstrengthbluegrass