Introducing a BELL BUCKLE RECORDS release
" Raising the Bar"

A complilation of Bluegrass All Stars featuring Chad Darou

Quotes and Praises

Claire Lynch: Grammy-award winning artist, IBMA "Female Vocalist of the Year"

"Chad  Darou joins the ranks of those who have made exceptional Bluegrass  recordings. Although many great voices lead the pack of these classic  songs, it is Chad's playing and arrangements which provide the heart and  soul of the project and strings them all together."

Randy Kohrs, Grammy winning Producer and Engineer

"Title cut, "Raising the Bar" is what I call “Swing with Sting!”


Becky Buller. 2016 IBMA "Vocalist & Fiddler of the Year"

"Chad is putting together a strong project here. I have heard a few tracks and I can tell you this is a magical album. 

I think you’re gonna like it.”


Phil Leadbetter 2005 and 2014 IBMA “Dobro Player of the Year”and Member, Atlanta Country Music Hall

“This is really good  stuff. 

Chad is killin’ it on all these great tracks.

Two thumbs up!” 

Jaqueline Kame, The Huffington Post

“The  arrangements and use of vocals on       

this project are uncommonly good. When you consider Chad’s lengthy performing career, a wide spectrum of different and varied genres emerges.....but it is his mastery of the Dobro that has brought him the recognition he deserves. And that,fellow listeners, is what you will hear.”

Jaqueline Kame,  

The Huffington Post

RAISING THE BAR

Raising the Bar

"Raising the Bar" is an album that showcases a wide variety of All Star musicians and vocalists. There are traditional songs with fresh sounds and original  tunes that are cleverly arranged and recorded by dobroist Chad Darou. 

Producer/Artist

Claire Lynch: Grammy-award winning artist, IBMA "Female Vocalist of the Year"

 "Chad  Darou joins the ranks of those who have made exceptional Bluegrass  recordings. Although many great voices lead the pack of these classic  songs, it is Chad's playing and arrangements which provide the heart and  soul of the project and strings them all together." 

Artists

The project features Dave Adkins, Ryan Paiskey, Rick Faris, Greg Cahill, Valerie Smith, Dan Eubanks, Nick Dumas, Cia Cherryholmes, Alecia Nugent, Donna Schacher, Jim VanCleve, Merl Johnson, Scot Eager, Tom Mindte, and the dobro playing of newcomer Chad Darou.

Huffington Post, 12/18/2017 12:20

"Chad's use of vocals are uncommonly good. When you consider Chad’s lengthy performing  career, a wide spectrum of different and varied genres emerges. A  Classically trained bassist, he is equally at home on a host of  instruments including guitar, mandolin and banjo; especially Dobro. This  ability has brought him the recognition he deserves as a composer and arranger. And that, fellow  listeners, is what you will hear.

-Jacqueline Kame, Contributor HUFFINGTON POST

Regarding the amazing line-up of Artists, Chad said “There was no  question about me wanting the guys from Special “C” on the CD” “They are  without a doubt one of the best bands out there. It was clear I was going to need a variety of singers. A  couple of dear friends offered to sing tracks."   Producer "Midnite" Mike Pokalsky arranged the funding needed  to bring in Dave Adkins, Ryan Paisley, Rick Faris, Greg Cahill, Valerie Smith, Donna Schacher,  Dan Eubanks, Nick Dumas, Cia Cherryholmes, Alecia Nugent, Jim VanCleve,  Merl Johnson, and more, completing an amazing line-up.

Chad Darou

Chad Darou

Chad started playing music at the ripe old age of 8...

By age 12 he had established enough of a reputation to get  asked to perform at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, TN. and then at  the Grand Ole Opry with Charlie Collins and Brother Oswald. It wasn't  too long after that his family moved from Florida to Upstate New York  where he played with "Wheeler Creek" a band that made the 1000 Islands  region believe in and love bluegrass music. While playing with them,  Chad got noticed by banjo innovator Bill Keith, who asked him to tour  with him for the next year. After coming of the road with Keith, Chad  took a small hiatus from the music scene focusing on his education. In  1998, he toured Holland, Germany and Belgium with Stan Tyminski (Dan's  brother)and Rustic Blue. This was the springboard that set him back on  the trail to being a full time musician.  

In the years since he has worked as a side man playing  dobro, banjo, mandolin or guitar with artists James King and Dave  Adkins. In his collective 39 years of playing music Chad has appeared on  stage with artists The Lonesome River Band, Del Reeves, Boxcar Willie,  The Gibson Brothers, Bill Harrell, and Frank Solivan & Dirty  Kitchen. 

Chad has played a lot of music!

In the years since he has worked as a side man playing  dobro, banjo, mandolin or guitar with artists James King and Dave  Adkins.

Where Can You Hear the Project?

Sirius XM, Kyle Cantrell's "Bluegrass Junction"

Bell Buckle Radio

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Many more stations! So stay tuned!

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Visit: https://airplaydirect.com/music/chaddarou/

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Contact

Midnite Mountain Productions /Chadaroo Records, LLC

"RAISING THE BAR"

Executive Producer 

Midnite Mike Pokalsky


Engineers

Randy Kohrs Slack Key Studio

http://www.slackkeystudio.com

Tom Mindte Patuxent Music

http://pxpxrec.com

Raising the Bar

(516) 732-2061

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