cir·ca [sur-kuh] preposition, adverb
Origin: 1860–65; < Latin: around, about
“Circa Blue” is the perfect description of what we represent. We are “about” bluegrass -- not completely traditional, not completely contemporary. We write a substantial portion of what we perform, and any covers we do, we make them our own via arrangements and our own interpretations. Good music is good music, regardless of its origin!
We strive to be unique and entertaining to all audiences, so everyone will discover something they enjoy. Tight vocal harmonies, clean instrumentation, and creative arrangements keep audiences tapping their toes or dancing in their seats … whichever they prefer.
We are currently in the studio finishing up our third album, which will be released in January 2016 and have signed with Orange Blossom Records.
PRESS RELEASE November 23, 2015
Orange Blossom Records Signs Circa Blue
New Music Video Now Released
Callahan, Fla. (November 23, 2015) -- Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce they have signed CIRCA BLUE to the label and will release the band’s new album, Once Upon A Time, in January.
To give fans a preview of the upcoming album, the band has released a new music video for the track, "Rain and Snow." The video was filmed by Seven Bends Media on location in Virginia and West Virginia. It sets forth the torrid tale of love un-requited, and the compelling story is borne out through a combination of acting and the band's musical arrangement.
Once Upon A Time features 10 songs that include several co-writes with Steve Harris and songwriters David Morris and Dawn Kenney, an Award-Winning song by Brink Brinkman, a Dawn Kenney original, a collaborative effort between Canadian Star Matt Naveau, David Morris and Steve Harris, public domain standards, and a Juice Newton cover thrown in for good measure. The title cut "Once Upon A Time" was written by Steve Harris and Malia Furtado.
The Martinsburg, West Virginia based group includes the talents of Steve Harris (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Malia Furtado (Fiddle, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Ashley Stewart (Bass, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Garrett Wren (Mandolin, Lead & Harmony Vocals); and Matt Hickman (Banjo).
Once Upon A Time was recorded, mixed and mastered at National Media Services, Inc. in Front Royal Virginia, engineered by Will Shenk, and produced by Steve Harris. "We are excited and honored to be partnered with Orange Blossom Records LLC for our latest release. Our future grows brighter every day," said Harris.
Our second album released in 2014 features 8 original tracks and 5 cover tunes done "Circa Blue" style. The album held the Roots Music charts for overall album for over one year. “To Mabel with Love” charted as high as #15 for single song, and the overall album charted at #38 for The top 100 bluegrass albums in 2014! To every DJ that has, and continues to, give it a spin, we say Thank You! Take a listen.