Harpeth Rising in concert
The quartet Harpeth Rising will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Mosquito Hill Nature Center, N3880 Rogers Road.
The doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is $10.
This is the group’s first Wisconsin performance of their ‘Tales From Jackson Bridge’ CD Release Tour.
The concert is presented by the Green Apple Folk Music Society.
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. The band includes a banjo and a fiddle, rounded out by cello and percussion to create a truly unique sound.
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 three 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.
Their sound is a little bit bluegrass, a little bit classical, a little bit roots and a whole lot of original.
Harpeth Rising will release 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.
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.