Pinecastle Records was created nearly 25 years ago as a favor to a friend and has since grown into a legendary label with nearly 250 releases in its catalog including titles from some of the most influential musicians in the bluegrass genre such as Eddie Adcock, The Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse and Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen. Pinecastle has always placed an emphasis on fostering the talents of bluegrass up and comers and has helped with the growth of the careers of Terry Eldredge, Jesse Brock, Josh Williams, and Kristin Scott Benson, among others. Today, Pinecastle is situated in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina owned by businessman and medical doctor, Lonnie Lassiter.
The executive leadership of the company is comprised of Ethan Burkhardt and Matt Hood. Burkhardt and Hood both have music degrees from Millikin University in Decatur, IL. Burkhardt joined Pinecastle as an intern in the summer of 2004 and is currently its Chief Executive Officer. He is a 2008 graduate of the Leadership Bluegrass program. Hood joined the company in the summer of 2004 as a marketing assistant and is now the Chief Operations Officer. By leveraging the growing years of combined professional experience in the music industry that the two bring to the table, Pinecastle is positioned to take on new and established artists as well as branching out into other related genres. Pinecastle is committed to finding new and innovative artists as well as working with established names.