FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jordana Greenberg
The Babylon Village Arts Council Presents Harpeth Rising
Since their formation in 2009, Harpeth Rising has been building a reputation by breaking down musical boundaries. Their virtuosic instrumentals of banjo and fiddle mixed with cello and percussion create an exciting and unique blend of musical genres. Their vocals, soaring and intimate, convey powerful lyrics that are both personal and topical. The all-female group met while studying classical music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and were united - and continue to be driven by - their eclectic musical interests. Within one year of their formation and their move to Music City, they were voted 'Best Local Band in Nashville' by the Tennessean. Harpeth Rising has been touring both nationally and internationally for four years with performances that include the Cambridge Folk Festival, The London Folk Festival, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Music City Roots, The Bluebird, The Frome Festival, and ROMP Music Festival. A little bit bluegrass, a little bit classical, a little bit roots and a whole lot of original, Harpeth Rising is a band to watch.
Harpeth Rising released their fourth album, 'Tales From Jackson Bridge,' in October of 2013, the same month it reached No. 6 on the International Folk Charts. The album brings a fresh and modern take on old genres of music with a great deal of attitude. While 'Tales From Jackson Bridge' remains true to Harpeth Rising's folk and classical roots throughout, it expands on their blues, Latin, and rock influences and adds in some new flavors such as Texas Swing and Gypsy Jazz. This constant innovation combining old and new genres of music, technical mastery, and heartfelt sensibility has earned Harpeth Rising the distinction of one of the most engaging and dynamic new groups in folk music today. The album has already been named in the Top Fifteen on the EuroAmericana Charts, Americana Radio Top Five Most Added List, the Roots Music Report's Top Forty, Alternate Root's Top Ten Songs of the Week, and Amazon's Top Twenty Hot New Releases in Roots Rock. Harpeth Rising's previous albums, 'The End of the World,' 'Dead Man's Hand,' and their eponymous debut album, have landed them in the Top Ten on the International Folk Charts, on numerous Best-of lists, and garnered praise throughout the US and the UK.
The trio will be making their first Long Island appearance in Babylon for a concert presented by the Babylon Village Arts Council on April 10th at 8pm. Through its concert series and arts show, the Babylon Village Arts Council seeks to enrich the lives of residence and foster a greater sense of community. The concert is free and will be held at the American Legion Hall at 22 Grove Place. More information is available at 631-669-1810.