Use your POST PAID report card included in v50 or

ONLINE: click here


SMALL TOWNS album reports: click here


AFTERBURN: Folk at Arena Level is songs of War, Peace and Power. Yes, it’s a folk album but you might need your seatbelts for this one click here




Roots volume 52 released to radio now featuring a brand new single by TOMMY EMMANUEL click here

(CD mailing coming soon)



VOLUME 51 including a rare 1974 live release of “Vincent: Starry, Starry Night” by DON McLEAN  click here





Roots volume 50 released to radio now featuring a brand new single by JUDY COLLINS click here


VOLUME 53 submissions being reviewed now click here


Review past volumes click here


Your music…

You’ve written the songs. You’ve designed and produced your album. You’ve invested time, a lot of money, passion and hope . . . and finally your CD is ready for release. But … labels aren’t signing, agents aren’t booking, music stores are closing. How do I reach an audience with my music?

“Nothing happens when your music sits in a box in your garage.”

FACT: RADIO WORKS and the majority of DJs still prefer getting your music as a hi-res CD verses a low res MP3. Digital delivery often clutters up a DJs inbox and the chances of them opening/downloading/reviewing/saving/filing and then playing your track is slim to none.


“Most stations prefer physical CDs to digital copies, and full length CDs. Don’t bother sending a full press kit.” Eric Wolff KCSB FM community radio Santa Barbara, CA.


SUBMISSION AND REVIEW is FREE to all artists and labels.

Questions? Call us: 859-255-5700 M-F 10-5PM EDT or email:


Does it work?

From Bob Rowe, artist on volume 46
“Thank you to the Acoustic Rainbow for getting my music out this week to 1300 roots radio stations world-wide and to the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and The National Endowment for the Arts for notification of a fine grant for our outreach in 2017 and better yet-for letting us know, this week, that our rating is high enough to qualify for automatic re-funding through 2019! WOW Gratitiude.”

Are you having trouble getting your music heard? Having trouble finding the stations and DJs who play independent acoustic music? Overwhelmed by the cost of sending your package to a station just to have it pile up on a music director’s desk?

You’re not alone. We can help.

Now you can release an “acoustic single” from your CD worldwide on a professional music director’s service, plus get a complete tracking report of the airplay. The Acoustic Rainbow Radio Sampler not only help get you a tremendous amount of extra airplay and exposure (think of the hundreds of radio shows that DON’T report to the trades!), but it can also save you a huge amount of money in the process.


18 Singles from 18 Albums by 18 Different Artists sent to Roots Radio Worldwide

How the Acoustic Rainbow Sampler service works:

The Acoustic Rainbow ROOTS MUSIC Sampler: is a multi-genre CD and shipped to 1,400 radio shows on over 1,000 stations in North America, England, Canada, Australia, Europe, Ireland, Asia and South America who specifically program acoustic music of many genres and styles. The AR ROOTS Sampler presents the best singles from the best artists of blues to progressive new-grass, folk, Celtic, Folk Rock, AAA, Bluegrass and Americana. It is the most cost-effective way available for any acoustic artist to reach this many radio shows, DJ’s, music directors and programmers worldwide with their music. We can also release your completed CD to all these radio stations much cheaper than you can do it on your own. Click here to find out more:

SUBMISSIONS – DO NOT SEND MONEY … Mail your CD for review today (this is a FREE service): Acoustic Rainbow, P.O. Box 200, Lexington, KY, 40588-0200

FULL CD SERVICING to radio is also available at amazing cost saving. DON’T TRY THIS ON YOUR OWN … it is way too expensive. The Acoustic Rainbow send your entire album on CD to radio at a fraction of the cost because of our co-op arrangement. The service includes a) your single, b) plus an advertising panel on the AR Sampler jacket, c) followed by the full CD servicing of your new album the the entire worldwide radio list.

Save on the huge costs of sending your CD to roots radio. We can help, call us with any questions: 859-255-5700 M-F, 10-5PM EST!

Questions? Call us: 859-255-5700 M-F 10-5PM EDT or email:




The ACOUSTIC RAINBOW Samplers can send your full CD to radio worldwide and save you hundreds of dollars in mailing costs. Here is the full, complete album sent to DJs worldwide in the Acoustic Rainbow v 50 mailing:

Jim Ratts and Runaway Express

Jim’s album is ‘Small Towns’ is included in this AR50 mailing.