Pinecastle Records is proud to announce a series of upcoming releases produced for clogging. Rags Reels Breakups and Breakdowns features nine 9-12 minute mashups produced from Pinecastle’s large library of great instrumental tracks. Producer Chip Futrell, faculty adviser of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack Clogging Team, felt there was a need for fresh material in the clogging world since no new material had been produced in some time.
“For many years, clogging and square dancing have needed new, fresh instrumental bluegrass music for dancing. It has been years since any record company has released a collection of long-play bluegrass tracks. This music is needed not only for recreational dancers but also for competition. Pinecastle Records gave me the opportunity to “open their vaults” and review a vast collection of tracks that are the best instrumental mixes that have been released in years. The result is a collection of nine medleys/remixes that will be used by cloggers and square dancers around the world.”
The tracks have been mixed to accentuate the bass and rhythm to give the music the drive needed for dance competition. The Wolfpack Clogging Team debuted the first song from the album in competition on January 30, 2016 at the NC State Clogging Challenge with great success. Futrell remarked “This is the first time that I’ve heard “our” music on high-grade sound equipment like this in an auditorium and it’s awesome! I received very positive feedback.” Rags Reels Breakups and Breakdowns will be released later in 2016 in conjunction with you guessed it, a clogging competition.