Contemporary acoustic ensemble The Greencards began their year with a Grammy nomination for their song, “Mucky The Duck,” from the band’s 2007 release, Viridian. And now, The Greencards have just announced that they have signed with Sugar Hill Records. The band is currently busy in the studio with award winning producer Jay Joyce, crafting their debut album on the label, which is slated for release in the spring of 2009.
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Kym Warner says of the signing, “As The Greencards enter into a new phase of pushing musical boundaries, we are very excited to have signed with a label capable of moving with us. Our new album is already underway, and with producer Jay Joyce we are experiencing a focused creativity like never before. We look forward to a long and productive partnership with Sugar Hill Records.”
The Greencards are a trio consisting of Warner, Carol Young on bass and vocals, and Eamon McLoughlin on fiddle and viola. True to their name the band is an amalgam of international talent, hailing from Australia and the UK that has come to rest in Nashville by way of Austin. Their ever-evolving acoustic sound has earned them accolades (including Austin Music Awards, Americana Music Awards, and the Grammy nomination among others) and spots on some of the countries most revered festival stages (Telluride Festival, Austin City Limits Fest, and Bonnaroo to name a few).
The group’s virtuosity and deep musical integrity make them a great addition to the legacy-driven, roots-heavy roster at Sugar Hill, one of America’s most revered and (long lived) independent labels. Gary Paczosa, VP of A&R, comments "The Greencards are a natural fit for us. I worked with them on two previous projects and have always been impressed by their musical vision and their focused approach to their career and development."