Banjo, Cello and Violin: Worth Hearing Together
Winnsboro welcomes 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.
Building from the tonal depth of the cello, layering in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo, they create a sound at once familiar and difficult to categorize. They are Harpeth Rising.
Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses folk, newgrass, rock, and classical into something organically unique.
The three musicians each hold classical performance degrees from some of the most venerated schools in the world – Indiana University, Oberlin and Eastman School of Music.
Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful, lyrical perspective.
Against All Tides, Harpeth Rising’s sophomore album, is proof that authenticity and complexity can live in harmony. Their previous release, “Shifted,” debuted at #1 on the Folk-DJ charts, and gained them international exposure, leading to headlining slots at festivals including Kerrville Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival (Australia), Brevard Music Festival (North Carolina), Musicport Festival (England), and Costa Del Folk Portugal).
Harpeth Rising is currently touring behind their new album, Against All Tides.
They will be in concert at The Bowery Stage, Winnsboro Center for the Arts, Saturday, December 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Bowery Stage ais at 200 Market Street, Winnsboro, Texas.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $36 reserved, $26 general admission and are available online at www.winnsborocenterforthearts.com.