Harpeth Rising will be performing in Chattanooga at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. The coffeehouse hosts acoustic musicians of all genres in an intimate setting at Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road. There is a suggested donation of $10 and more information can be found by calling 892-4969.
Review for Harpeth Rising:
Voted 'Best Local Band in Nashville' by Toast of Music City, 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 percussion 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. 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, 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,' on Oct. 3. While this album 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. 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 U.S. and the U.K.