Concord Bicycle Music continues its roll-up of indie labels with two more acquisitions, buying the HighTone record label catalog and the recorded music assets of Bandit Records, the late George Jones' label imprint. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
The catalog of HighTone, founded in 1983 by Bruce Bromberg and Larry Sloven, includes Americana and various other roots music from such artists as Rosie Flores, Dick Dale, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Dale Watson, Joe Lewis Walker, Tom Russell, Buddy Miller, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Joe Ely, Dave Alvin, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Robert Cray. The catalog had been sold to Shout! Factory, which in turn was the seller in this current deal.