Midnight North Joins The Infamous Stringdusters' Curated Label, Americana Vibes

Article Contributed by The Regime | Published on Friday, May 7, 2021

Midnight North, the Bay Area roots and folk act, is the latest in a series of artists to join the newly formed Americana Vibes. The label, launched in December 2020 as part of the Regime Music Group umbrella of companies, is home to GRAMMY award-winning artist, The Infamous Stringdusters as well as Boulder, Colorado-based The Sweet Lillies.

"Midnight North have been our musical brothers and sister for years now, and we are so excited to welcome them to the Americana Vibes family," shared Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters. “They have a timeless, powerful sound, along with amazing original songs that always take you places. That’s what great music is all about! We are excited to help get their new album out to the world--check it out!”

Midnight North’s forthcoming album, There's Always a Story, is due out on Americana Vibes on July 23, and represents a new peak for the band.

The kernels of these songs had been growing for years, but they were arranged and finished collaboratively between their last shows of 2019 and the sessions in January 2020. Most had not been performed live until they were laid down, a change from the band’s usual way of doing things. The album features a number of collaborators including Jason Crosby & Scott Law, as well as Marcus Machado, Dave Eggar, & Jennifer Hartswick.

The band made a concerted effort to expand their sound and prove to themselves that they could venture into new musical territory while still sounding entirely like Midnight North. From the string band stylings of “Silent Lonely Drifter” to The Roots-inspired groove of “The Sailor & The Sea,” you will hear something new from Midnight North on every track.

“This band and the songs we write and record are no doubt a perfect match for Americana Vibes,” shared Nathan Graham of Midnight North.

"We've always looked up to the Infamous Stringdusters as songwriters, musicians, and as an organization,” shared Grahame Lesh. Becoming label-mates with a band like the Dusters and getting to work with a top notch record label like Americana Vibes, is an important step for Midnight North that we are absolutely over the moon about! We can't wait to present this album, There's Always a Story - this collection of songs that reflects our Americana story - with the support of Americana Vibes behind it."