Friday, December 9, 2016
Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Starting with the tonal depth of the cello, then layering in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo, Harpeth Rising creates a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.
“A Modern progressive bluegrass trio, and they take the ‘progressive’ part of that label significantly more seriously than most.” — Paste Magazine
"They break new ground virtually every time they pick up their instruments." — Jason D. Hamad
"An ability to blend folk, bluegrass, classical and rock and leave no visible joins. ...don't attempt to categorise their ingenuity with words, take the shortest route, immerse yourself in Harpest Rising and let the music carry you with its flow." – Tim Carroll, Folkwords