Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Available Today!

Cambridge, MA (March 29,
2011)—Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are proud to announce their new
CD on Rounder Records, Fired Up , is available worldwide
today!  Fired Up is the band's second project for Rounder Records
and Michael Cleveland's fourth recording for the premiere bluegrass label.

numerous industry awards under their belt, including eight for IBMA's Fiddle Player of the Year and
one for SPBGMA's Fiddle Performer of the Year (Michael Cleveland), four for
IBMA's Instrumental Group of the
, two for IBMA's Bass
Player of the Year
(Marshall Wilborn) and one for IBMA's Mandolin Player of the Year
(Jesse Brock), Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper could be basking in
their achievements.  Instead, they're "Fired Up"!  One of the finest
hard-driving bluegrass bands today delivers again on this Jeff White and Michael
Cleveland co-produced album.  As the liner notes say: "Michael himself is the
bit of plutonium at the core of this particular reactor, one of the greatest
improvising violin players in any style; each solo is on fire, and just
jaw-droppingly creative.  The musicians in Flamekeeper are all spectacular and
this coalition of amazing individuals truly achieves lift-off, and a kind of
transcendence." (from the notes by Matt Glaser, Artistic Director, American
Roots Music Program, Berklee College of Music).

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