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Nearest Way
  • Artist: Blue Maggie
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 844553010044
  • Item #: 1302319X
  • Genre: Country
  • Release Date: 3/27/2009
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Nearest Way on CD

Blue Maggie started a few years ago with Cheryl Patrick on vocals and mandolin and her husband Richard Patrick, on vocals and upright-bass. Immediately, they began writing and performing as a unique two-piece act. It wasn't long till they were accompanied by Stevenson Page on guitar, and they recorded their first CD, "Heart for the Hills". Songs from "Heart for the Hills" received world-wide airplay on Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, and Roots music radio stations. To date, tracks from "Heart for the Hills" are still being picked up by new stations. Adding to their eclectic sound, Brent Stapleton later joined Blue Maggie, on banjo, for their second CD, "The Nearest Way", consisting of all original material, written by Cheryl and Richard. "The Nearest Way" is an example of their musical vision that some have called, "Traditional New-Age Bluegrass". Prior to release of , "The Nearest Way", the track "Soldier Boy" debuted in Australia on Geoff Morris's "Wall to Wall Bluegrass". At the same time, Billy Dunbar on "Country Unplugged", in Iowa, started playing tracks from the CD. Both shows air on "World Wide Bluegrass", an internet Bluegrass station. "World Wide Bluegrass" featured Blue Maggie, for the month of March ,2009. Wichita Rutherford, on "Five Minutes with Wichita", (that airs on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio), decided to play one song every week by unsigned bluegrass artists, and he started it off with Blue Maggie's "Cigarettes and Black Coffee" from "The Nearest Way". In addition, stations in New Zealand, Spain, Germany and the United States started playing tracks from "The Nearest Way", before it's release. Blue Maggie loves performing, and strives for that emotional connection with their audiences, that is so vital to their vision of what an artist should do. From the hill of Appalachia , to the world! Blue Maggie.