Hailing from Siler City, NC, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyn’s caramel-coated soprano is one of the band’s defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale.
Daniel is Nu-Blu's backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who also handles band management. TJ Honaker on vocals and banjo, and Clint White on fiddle/mandolin round out the quartet’s warm, layered, American roots sound. Together they deliver upbeat, blazing-fingers pick work just as well as gentle, heartwarming ballads, and they do it all with a natural togetherness that can’t be faked, forged over hundreds of shows on the road.
Nu-Blu career highlights
Appeared on Fox News’ Huckabee, Imus in the Morning,
The Better Show and more
Topped the Sirius-XM Bluegrass Junction’s most-
Played Tracks in 2015 with “That’s What Makes the Bluegrass
Blue” featuring Rhonda Vincent
Carolina Music Awards- Country Band of the Year
Reviews/Exclusives in: Billboard, The Boot.
Bluegrass Unlimited, The Alternate Root
2 time CMA FanFest Performing Artist
MerleFest - Top 10 Breakout Artist
4 time NAMM Show Official Performance Artist
4 time IBMA performing artist
4 time International Bluegrass Association Fan
Fest Performing Artist
Folk Alliance Official Performing Artist