2018 has been a good year for Deeper Shade of Blue. The eastern North Carolina quintet signed with Mountain Fever Records, and released their first album with the label, called Steam. This week they have signed on with Wilson Pickins Promotions for representation and publicity services. Agency principal Melanie Wilson says that they have everything they need to take the next step in our industry.”

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Deeper Shade of Blue

North Carolina can once again be credited for producing great bluegrass. Hailing from just east of Charlotte, Deeper Shade of Blue is comprised of Jason Fraley (mandolin/vocals), Troy Pope (guitar/vocals), Frank Poindexter (dobro/vocals), Scott Burgess (bass/vocals), and Steve Wilson (banjo). The band has been together for 21 years and self-produced six albums. A quick search on YouTube will no doubt prove why this band has been a favorite in their region for so long. With their tight harmony singing, dynamic instrumentation and energetic stage show, they’ve been lauded as one of the best touring groups in the industry and one that festivals have added to their lineup year after year.

BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED calls A Deeper Shade of Blue a “best kept secret” and says "the vocals on this album are certainly solid.....and it's obvious that there is no weak link on instruments—each break is crisp and clean and comes in at just the right time, while the backing of the vocalist is expertly crafted."

BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED calls A Deeper Shade of Blue a “best kept secret” and says "the vocals on this album are certainly solid.....and it's obvious that there is no weak link on instruments—each break is crisp and clean and comes in at just the right time, while the backing of the vocalist is expertly crafted."

COUNTRY STANDARD TIME SAYS "Solid songwriting and musicianship, as well as vocal harmony and diversity prove that these bluegrass boys definitely have enough "STEAM" to pull the train a long, long way."

COUNTRY STANDARD TIME SAYS "Solid songwriting and musicianship, as well as vocal harmony and diversity prove that these bluegrass boys definitely have enough "STEAM" to pull the train a long, long way."

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