The Memphis Acoustic Music Association presents
Saturday, April 30, 2016 8 pm. $15 ($7 at the door for students)
Overton Chapel 53 East Parkway S (corner of East Parkway and Monroe)
Tickets are at the Booksellers at Laurelwood and online http://www.eventbrite.com/e/harpeth-rising-tickets-24358382578
IMPORTANT: We have replenished the supply of tickets at The Booksellers
We will have tea and coffee, but you are very welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages. We have plenty of glassware. Many thanks to Charlie Lawing of Memphis Sound Lab for hosting this concert. Overton Chapel's state-of-the-art sound system will make this a rare musical evening.
HARPETH RISING chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women who comprise Harpeth Rising –Jordana Greenberg on violin, Michelle Younger on banjo and guitar, and Maria Di Meglio on cello.
Their repertoire covers the waterfront, from “Soldier’s Joy” to “Stairway to Heaven.” All three members are conservatory-trained classical musicians who aren't afraid to mash it up with the best of them.
That these women have technique to burn is perhaps not surprising. But their exquisite 3-part harmony singing falls as a gentle shock on the ear when first heard. And for a group that covers so much outside material, their original songs are a revelation and can rightfully lay claim to the attention of anyone who loves exceptional song craft. Jason D. 'Diesel' Hamad, of The No Surf Review, called Shifted, the group’s 2015 release, “one of the year’s absolute must-listen albums” and cited Greenberg as "one of the finest lyricists in the Americana world." Jim Vorel (of Paste) added, "In a genre where there’s never any shortage of people to play Bill Monroe or Doc Watson adaptations, I’m more interested in the likes of these ladies, who forge ahead and continue to expand the boundaries of what one might call bluegrass with songs such as ‘I am Eve’ or ‘Providence.’”
If you haven’t heard this band before, and especially if you have, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Unlike their namesake, this Harpeth River shows no signs of cresting, and you might quite reasonably wish to drown in the musical flood that ensues.
This concert is underwritten by Judith Rutschman, Kim Halyak, Bill Schosser, and Judy Kitts to honor the life of our friend Charley Hood, who passed away on March 18.
I am eve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB6w6oncGq4