Hello, It is February 2019 and love songs are in the air. Our
single Never My Love is appearing on lots of
shows this season . Request it on your favorite bluegrass
station if it's not there already.
We are recording some new music so stay tuned for more
news in the coming weeks.
December is here!. A VERY Merry Christmas to everyone!
Our Christmas EP Playing in
the snow is now available for DJ's to download
at Airplay Direct at the following url http:/www.airplaydirect.com/urbanmonroesbluegrass Playing
in the Snow is currently in the Global
Top 50 Bluegrass Chart at # 5 at Airplay Direct
in the Snow is being played on over 136
Holiday stations on Pandora and
you can add the CD to your playlist at the following url https://www.pandora.com/urban-monroes-holiday
Bluegrass Unlimited for the album description of Bits
and Pieces in the April 2018 edition
We thank all of the dj's who sent Valenteine's Day
playlists with cuts from our latest CD Bits and Pieces. So
grateful to all of you!
Thank you to all of the DJ's who played cuts from our latest
CD Bits and Pieces November through January! So greatly
There is an article about our new CD Bits and
Pieces at our Blogspot
at the following url http://urbanmonroes.blogspot.com
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
Playing in the
Snowhas been added to 277
Holiday stations at Pandora.
Thank you listeners!
Merry Christmas to all!
Our New CD Bits & Pieces
is on the ADP Global Top 50
Our Christmas releasePlaying in
the Snowis available on Pandora and you can add it
to your station at the following url
It is also available for sale on the band's page
at the "Store" link .
We have a new CD available to DJ's for
download at Airplay Direct
at the following url-
http:www.airplaydirect.com/urbanmonroes Bits and Pieces is
a 15 song anthology of the band's 4 CD releases plus two
songs from an upcoming CD.
Recent Fan Reviews
THAT'S what I'm TALKING about!! Ya'll are the real
deal!! Excellent in every part!!! I'm a fan!!! I got
chills!! I had to share you
guys on my FaceBook page!! You're just awesome!!"
Thank you so much
Lana, we love you!
"Having a great
time listening to the Urban Monroes,
in Florida USA today, this September 20th 2017."-
you Jennifer! We are so happy to meet you.
Sept 19 2017 Hello Everyone!
are recent fan reviews. We are so grateful to our fans
and listeners. Thank you.
"really cool and authentic bluegrass feel
here Urban Monroes.....great instrumentation and vocal" "Awesome!!!
Well done all the way around" "Little
Maggie, Time of Your Life, On My Way, Old Joe Clark and
When The Aspens Turn, awesome whoa songs awesome
sounds!!!! " "Splendid
songs, outstanding performances! A genuine pleasure
listening! Have a great Monday! Best wishes!" "Energy Talent
and Beautiful music SUPERB!!!" "Great Music,
Voice And Arrangements!!!" "these are all
great songs and ya'll are too! Totally enjoyed it!" "Bluegrass at
its Best, I'm a Fan!" "Excellent
arrangements; really good sounding music." "Sill rocking
& rolling....loving u all!" "Back for more
of your outstanding music! "William's Still Alive" a
pure listening pleasure! " "BRILLIANT!" "Love it
..Well Played..My foot won't Stop Moving." "Wonderful!"
We are excited to say that our
CD Pavement and Pathways is now on Pandora and you can add it
to your station
at the following url
Christmas CD "Playing in the Snow"
is now at Pandora
and you can add it to your station as well.
Our CD Appaloosa Daydream is
now playing on Pandora and
you can add it to your station there
Also our Christmas CD "Playing in the Snow"
is now at Pandora
and you can add it to your station as well.
We are on the Airplay Direct Top 50 Bluegrass chart
We are also on the All time Global Top 50 bluegrass
Photo below from our amazing friend Bob Cherry at
Recent Fan Reviews:
"Wonderful and amazing music"
"Love your new music"
"On My Way is terrific"
"William's Still Alive is a great song"
"Always a genuine pleasure to listen to your splendid
"Unique and original-Great work!"
Thanks so much to our fans and friends! We lOvE you!
A video posted by Urban Monroes
Recent responses from
"This is beautiful"
" I love this"
"Just added your station to my Pandora"
This is the cover for our upcoming CD
"You Want the Moon". Two tracks from it "William's Still
Alive" and " On My way" are already streaming
at Pandora along with more UM's CD's.
If you would like you can add the
Urban Monroes to your Pandora Station
We finished 2015 in the #1 spot on
Airplay Direct's All-Time Top 50 Global Bluegrass Chart
We finished 2015 in the Top 10 "Best
of 2015" Bluegrass Song Chart at Roots Music Report
We have three songs from two different albums that are on
the Best of 2015 Roots Music Report Songs
and Albums Charts. Thanks so much to
the dj's that play our music and to the fans that listen. We are so grateful to all of you!
Pandora has added another of the Urban Monroes 4
CD's and you can now add them to your station. The Pandora
Library of Urban Monroes music is at the following
Wishing everyone a wonderful winter with the darkly
beautiful "Shady Grove", on a darkly beautiful winter's
Recent Fan reviews of "Hark the Herald Angels
Sing" "I love This" "You're Great" "Beautiful"
Below is a movie about our Christmas EP released in 2015entitled Playing in the Snow
We have officially released our
Christmas CD "Playing in the Snow".
Here is an article you can read about it in Cybergrass
Bluegrass Music News http://www.cybergrass.com/node/4954
It is available for purchase at
iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and lots of other places.
Pandora is playing our latest
single "On My Way" You can add us
to your page by searching for our name at Pandora and clicking create station
Hello to everyone who has stopped
by our page. We're glad you're here!
If you want to contact us just send an Email
Just letting you know that we are live
on Pandora now and
playing on their bluegrass stations.
So if you have a Pandora account you can add us.
the Rob Stangle show for featuring the Urban
We have two new singlesand a
new Christmas EP
available on iTunes, Amazon and other great
You can find the Buy links on the buttons above.
DJ's can now download our Christmas EP entitled "Playing in
the Snow" at the following url
DJ's can get a physical copy of our CD's by sending
Thanks so much to all of the DJ's playing our music!
Our other three CD's can be downloaded at Airplay Direct
at the following url
Wir danken Werner
Westerwelle und dem Deutschen Internet Radio dafür, dass Sie die
Urban Monroes spielen.
We thank Werners
Western Welle and German Internet Radio
Association for playing the Urban Monroes.
We are #1 on the Fireball Mail
Top 10 Bluegrass Song Chart with the song
"William's Still Alive"
Our July single "On My Way"
is on the Top 100 European Country Chart
Both of our singles "On My Way"
and "William's Still Alive"
made the iTunes Top 100
We had a wonderful time
playing music for 3 days in the San
Juan Islands. Just a blast!
We have an Android app and you can get it by typing
into the browser on your Android phone and hitting the
download button. It's free! You can hear 18 tracks
any time you want and be updated on our news.
Our latest singles "William's Still Alive" and "On My Way" are both
available for sale in our CD Baby
www.cdbaby.com/urbanmonroes. You will soon find them
both at iTunes and other services very soon.
All of our music has been incorporated
into both Pandora and iHeart
radio thanks to our label and distributor
and it will soon be available for you to listen to in
We are so very thankful to
Bluegrass Today for printing this review and
description of our latest single "William's Still
Please read it at the following url
If you want to hear our latest single "William's Still Alive"
click play on the
player on this page over to the right.
Here is an article on Cybergrass (Bluegrass
Music News Network) about our latest single "William's
Still Alive". at the following url
We are on the APD Top 50
Bluegrass Chartwith our new
single " William's Still Alive"
We have uploaded our new single entitled "William's Still Alive"
Direct and it is available for DJ's to download at the
150 years ago this month, in August of
1865, my great-great-great-grandfather William F. Perdue
was discharged from the Union army at Vicksburg, Miss.
After serving three years, he left as a 19 year old
veteran of eleven battles.
Our great thanks to Lilli Cupbeat at
WDCB, Chicago and the Folk Festival show for airing our
latest single "On My Way"
We are on the Mountain Folk radio
and TV show this week, You can stream the radio show
Our thanks to Eastside Dave!
We thank the Best of Bluegrass in NZ for
featuring 5 songs of the Urban Monroes in this weeks
Tune in to
the Best of Bluegrass radio show on Tuesdays at
3PM (New Zealand time)
Many thanks to Bluegrass
Todayfor posting about our
latest single "On My way"
You can read the post at the following url
Our new single "On My Way" will air on
Pennsylvania's Mountain Folk Show next week. We
will post a link straight to the show when it becomes
available. Special thanks to Eastside Dave!
Here is an article in Cybergrass
about our new Single Release entitled " On My Way".
Go to the url below
We released a new single July 18th
called "On My Way". DJ's can find it on Airplay
Direct at the link on top of this page.
We happen to be on the Top 50 Global Bluegrass
chart at APD currently. We thank all of the
dj's for playing the new song!
You can listen to the
interview at The Bluegrass Byway at the following
URL. Many thanks to Joe Caliva
Thanking Joe Caliva and Bluegrass Byway for having us on
Tune in to the
latest edition of our Podcast (June Update) by watching the video
Many thanks to WDCB, WNKU,WUVT,
The Bluegrass Jamboree, Got Radio Bluegrass,
Addicted to Bluegrass and Spintron Radio for
spinning the Urban Monroes from our latest CD
We thank Portland's KINK for
having Fran on for an interview!
Come spend the day with us on the
Oregon coast at the Lincoln City Earth Day Festival!
Saturday April 18th from 11-2, we'll be at the Lincoln
City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City, OR.
should be a lot of fun, and better yet...it's FREE!
Thank you so much to everyone in George. We had such a
great time there. It was wonderful to play for such an
amazing group of people.
Please join us on March14th at George
Community Hall in George, Washington. It's going
to be a great show and a fun time!
Show starts at 7PM. See you there!
There is an article in Music News Nashville on the Urban
Monroes. You can read it at the following url.
Episode 1 of our Podcast is
uploaded to YouTube at the following url http://youtu.be/-yHLyhZkTOM
personal view into our world featuring viewer
mail, live podcast pickin', a demonstration of
the making of chicken enchilada casserole for
the band to eat at practice, a Seahawks Super
Bowl interception, and a live clip from a recent
We are on Roots
Music Report Best of 2014 Songs and Albums
Charts at the following urls:
"Your Appaloosa Daydream is MY all-time favorite" - Doc
Huff- Doc's Banjos
of our recent CD Appaloosa Daydream:
"...emotionally-enriched, vigorously dynamic bluegrass lacking
only in pretense and tedium." -The Oregonian
invigorating, and as infectious as kindergarten
chicken-pox. You get a full emotional infusion with luscious
vocals and tantalizing instrumentals; truthand tonic all in a singlesweet bluegrass dose." Portland
is afforded ample room to reveal the depths of her soul,
which she does to haunting effect on 'Little Maggie.' But on 'Never My Love,' the mood takes you on
a completely different sojourn backto the days of
brightly colored T-shirts and 3 minute radio hits with this
Association cover done brilliantly as bluegrass."-The
Our recent CD release Appaloosa Daydream is on the Best
of 2014 albums list for the Acoustic
Revival on 90FM WWSP . We thank WWSP and Jim
Thanks to WDCB for spinning the Urban Monroes
Thank you WDRT for playing the Urban Monroes Christmas tracks on
the Holiday show!
Thank you to Artie Martello and the Mostly Folk Show for having
the UM's in your Holiday Radio Celebration
Please tune in to the Bluegrass Gospel
Christmas show on
WYSO in Ohio with Amy Luncan on Sunday morning 12/21. She will
be playing our new Christmas song "Do You Hear What I Hear"
On Monday 12/22 at 7PM tune into KRVM for "Miles of Bluegrass" with Karen Olch.
She will be playing our latest Christmas release.
Thanks so much Karen and Amy!
We would like to thank Joe
Colvin from WYSO in Ohio for playing the Urban Monroes. We are
so grateful to wonderful DJ's like Joe!
Our new Christmas CD "Playing in the
Snow" is on the APD Global Top 50 Bluegrass
Chart. It moved up to #5 and the band is #1 on the APD All Time
Global Top 50 Bluegrass Chart as well.
We have released a Christmas CD
entitled "Playing in the
Snow" and it is available to DJ's at Airplay
You can also order it by sending us an email
Thank you so much to our
friends, family and fans who joined us at Mississippi Pizza. We
had a full house and had an enormous amount of fun.
We have video of the show and will get one up soon.
The video below is from a
recent show at the Old Liberty Theater. We had a packed theater
and had a wonderful time.
Please join us on Saturday Nov 15th from 6-8pm
for a very special free all-ages show at Mississippi Pizza, 3552
N. Mississippi Ave. in Portland, OR.
It will be a lot of fun, so come on out. We hope to see you there!
Below are the latest CD reviews for our most
Profound thanks to Fireball Mail Magazine for the great
review of Appaloosa Daydream!
"Appaloosa Daydream, the
Urban Monroes’ third CD release; trots, gallops and sometimes
flies across a 10-song soundscape of original and traditional
bluegrass music. Songs like the upbeat and vocally divine
original, “Lamp in the Window” can take you to a warm fire on a
cold night, while the title track prances delightedly in a
valley of instrumental bliss. Don’t be fooled by seeing “Little
Maggie” on this CD’s track listing either. This is uncharted
territory. That recognizable title could not prepare one for
this sonic surprise package, with a performance as hauntingly
beautiful as it is muscular. Combining motifs from Darling Corey
and Little Maggie, the band’s arrangement exchanges energy from
moment to moment like the ebb and flow of ocean waves as this
trail again leads to the unexpected and exciting.
arrangements and some clever musical horse sense, the Urban
Monroes nimbly negotiate a path to discover the unexplored in
the midst of some familiar and some not-so-familiar terrain. The
CD lays out that fresh panorama in eloquent testimony of the
" -Fireball Mail
our deep thanks to Jamboree Mountain
Bluegrass Magazine for their review of Appaloosa Daydream
"From haunting bluegrass
vocal ballads to joyous upbeat instrumentals, Urban Monroes'
latest CD Appaloosa Daydream gallops across the bluegrass
fields. The view from the saddle offers glimpses of stunning
vistas both new and familiar with the Cascades of the band's
home range on one hand and the Appalachians on the other.
The fan-friendly release showcases requested concert favorites
and is packed with surprises such as the intricately meshed
arrangement of Blackberry Shortcake; a refreshing retake of
the bluegrass jam session standard Blackberry Blossom. Another
is Little Maggie. Rather than just re-shoeing this old war
horse and giving it a quick kick, this is an inspired
reinvention of the old favorite. While in delightful contrast,
the band's old time-ish arrangement of the title track pumps
elements of tradition into a new tune.
Appaloosa Daydream offers the chance to gallop, trot, prance
and roll in the bluegrass. Urban Monroes have put their brand
on each of these tracks and prove they have the ponies to run
with anybody." -Jamboree Mountain Bluegrass Magazine
THANK YOU to everyone
who came out to the Old Liberty Theater on Saturday! You made
it really fun and we loved meeting you all! A fully packed
house is a very fun thing! Thanks again!
-Little Maggie from
Appaloosa Daydream is the #1 song on the Roots Music Report
Top 50 Bluegrass Chart
-Please join us on Oct 4th at 7PM the Old
Liberty Theater in Ridgefield Washington. This show is in
conjunction with Birdfest. Hope to see you there
Please join us on Sept 13th at
6PM at Powers Auditorium in Eugene for the Emerald Valley Opry
There's a new article on the band at Music
News Nashville A
click on the link will bring it up in this window or cut and
into your browser.
We're #1 on the Roots Music Report Bluegrass Song Chart!
Our Album Appaloosa Daydream has two Songs in the
Roots Music Report Top Ten Bluegrass Chart;
"Little Maggie" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky". Thanks to the
DJ's who play our music! We appreciate it so very much...
Urban Monroes at Lincoln City Cultural
We had a wonderful time playing at Lincoln City last
night. We had a full house of wonderful gracious people.
Thanks to LCCC for hosting this event.
The Urban Monroes will will be performing at
the Beautiful Oregon Coast at the Lincoln City Cultural Arts
Center off Hwy 101 on August 2 at 7pm
-We are #1 on the ALL Time Top 50 Global
Bluegrass Chart with over 10,000 DJ downloads
and #1 on the Roots Music Report Top50 Bluegrass Song Chart.
-Review of our latest CD Appaloosa Dream by Stanton University
Radio: "Sublime Vocals throughout with creative arrangements"
-We had the Featured Video of the Day
on Oregon Music News