Harpeth Rising, “Americana Sensation,” Returns to Florida
“Harpeth Rising, warm, honest, and true music by four exquisite musicians.” Peter Zeijl, Folk En Zo
Voted ‘Best Local Band in Nashville’ by The Tennessean, the four classically trained musicians of Harpeth Rising bring an exciting and distinctively new sound to the folk genre. With a banjo and a fiddle, you might think they’re traditional bluegrass – but think again. Cello and hand drums round out the ensemble, creating a truly unique sound. Their virtuosic instrumentals are coupled with intimate vocals and powerful lyrics. The group met at the Indiana University School of Music and were united – and continue to be driven by – their eclectic musical interests. They began performing as a quartet in Nashville in 2009, playing for both Music City Roots and live in the studio of WSM the following year, and have been touring both nationally and internationally for three years. A little bit bluegrass, a little bit classical, a little bit folk and a whole lot of original, Harpeth Rising is a band to watch.
The quartet has recently begun promoting their latest album, ‘The End of the World,’ which debuted in the Top Ten on the International Folk Charts. This is an special project for Harpeth Rising as it presents songs written by David Greenberg, father of Jordana Greenberg, the band’s violinist. Harpeth Rising has been performing songs by David Greenberg for several years to much acclaim, and fans have requested this project for some time. Before the release of this album, Harpeth Rising’s touring was largely focused on promoting their second album: Dead Man’s Hand, produced by multiple Grammy-winner, Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Bob Dylan, and Bela Fleck). Some of this season’s highlights have included appearances at the Cambridge Folk Festival, The Frome Festival, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, and ROMP Music Festival (alongside artists such as Emmylou Harris and Steve Martin).
Harpeth Rising will be touring throughout Florida this February. Their Florida dates will begin with a special Valentine’s Day performance at the European Street Cafe (1704 San Marco Blvd) in Jacksonville on February 14th at 8pm. Tickets are $12 in advance at 904-399-1740 or $15 at the door. On February 15th, they will be playing for the Lakeside Music Room (604 30th St) in Winter Haven at 7:30pm. Admission is $12 and reservations can be made at 863-293-1510. One February 17th, they will continue on to the Americana Community Music Association (3334 Cleveland Ave) in Fort Myers at 7:00pm. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members and reservations can be made at www.americanacma.org. Their Florida tour will conclude with the Luna Star Cafe in North Miami on February 18th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7 and more information can be found at 305-799-7123.
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Contact: Jordana Greenberg