Ladies and Gentlemen, HARPETH RISING is one of the genuine bright spots in a music world of the status quo. I have spent a great deal of time listening to them and thoroughly enjoying their fresh approach to much of their performance. Not only are they skilled with their instruments and voicings, but they are able to create, "outside the box," in a very, very delightful way. I can't help but believe this is going to be a show we will be talking about for quite some time, and there is no doubt we will not want this show to end. Don't miss this opportunity to hear what magic sounds like ... Get your tickets NOW!
Menu for tonight's show ... Roast Beef - Mashed Potatoes - Green Beans - Tossed Salad - Roll - Dessert - Served with Iced Tea or Water
"The future of original string music..." Keith Harrelson, Moonlight on the Mountain
"Intense lyrics, powerful vocals and enough edge to continue cutting their own path." Dan Holland, FolkWords
HARPETH RISING'S music is the convergence of a classical education and a passion for folk, Americana, blues, bluegrass and all things acoustic. Named for the small but powerful river in Tennessee, they create original songs that layer rich instrumental arrangements with four part harmonies and lyrics that depict wanderlust, eternal curiosity, class struggle and extraordinary love. The result is a sound that defies category. The four members met while earning performance degrees at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and despite their diverse beginnings (hailing from vastly different cultures and geographic areas,) found in each other a unified musical idea and a brand new one at that.
Their live performances are high-energy, kinetic events in which both their ability and their love of music are obvious. Harpeth Rising can create a listening room from a rowdy bar crowd, and inspire rowdiness in even the weariest of audiences. After only a few months as a band, they embarked on a self-booked tour of England, which included a performance with The Bath Philharmonia. They were invited to perform at The Cambridge Folk Festival the following summer, and have since played folk festivals across England and the United States. Building their fan base in the tradition of all wandering minstrels, passionately and by word-of-mouth, they now perform to sold-out audiences internationally.
They have released three albums in as many years Harpeth Rising (2010), Dead Man's Hand (2011) and The End of the World (2012), a collaboration with master wordsmith David Greenberg, father of Jordana Greenberg. They are currently working on their fourth album, which will be released later in 2013.
Instrumentation Jordana Greenberg - Violin / Vocals Rebecca Reed-Lunn - Banjo/Vocals Chris Burgess - Vocals, Percussion, Percussion/Vocals Maria Di Meglio - Cello/Vocals
Rear Window Listening Room (View)
107 East Menefee Ave
Ganado, TX 77962