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NewTown Bring Hard-Traveled Backroad Tales To Life

Kentucky Bluegrassers 

NewTown Bring Hard-Traveled Backroad Tales To Life On 

HARLAN ROAD

 

New CD Set For July 8 Release

Nashville, TN (May 10, 2016) – Kentucky Bluegrassers NewTown bring hard-traveled backroad tales to life on their new CD, HARLAN ROAD
(Mountain Home Music Company).   Produced by multi-Grammy Award winner
Barry Bales, the 11-track outing, due in stores on July 8, combines
fresh, down-to-earth songs, complex instrumentation and mesmerizing
vocals that offer listeners a feast for the senses.  

Fans can pre-order the CD now on iTunes.


The
Lexington-based band is fronted by award-winning fiddler Kati Penn and
her husband, Jr. Williams, a respected banjo player.  The two
split
lead vocal duties and present powerful performances on this moving
musical journey.  Highlights abound and include Hayes Griffin’s
trailblazing instrumental “Feast Of The Gryphon” – an explosion
of exquisite pickin’ that jumps the groove in its intensity.  Kati
slides to the sultry with her “old school” Rock-inflected take of
Lucinda Williams’ hit, “Can’t Let Go” (written by Randy Weeks), brims with confidence on the Americana vibe of Sarah Siskind’s “Wildfire,” and haunts the hills and valleys with a stunning performance of Tyler Childers’ magnificent, “The Crows And The Jakes.” 
 The disc’s title track, a minor-key miracle of loneliness and longing
written again by Childers, is brought to life by Jr.’s gritty
desperation, while the Bluegrass/Funk of his transcendent take on C.J.
Cain’s “Drifter Blues” proves his versatility.  On another Childers’ composition, the banjo-laden “Hard Times,” Williams brings the heartache of coal country to stark reality
.

TRACK LISTING:

1.     All That I Can Take
2.     Can’t Let Go
3.     Harlan Road
4.     The Heart You’ve Been Tending
5.     Hard Times
6.     The Feast Of The Gryphon
7.     The Crows And The Jakes
8.     Drifter Blues
9.     Wildfire
10. Castaway
11. Come Back To Me


Rounding out the band are Travis Anderson (bass), Mitchell Cannon
(mandolin) and Hayes Griffin (guitar). Between them, they bring Jazz,
Bluegrass and Contemporary disciplines to the music, completing the
diverse and textured sound that is NewTown.  This highly-anticipated
album will not disappoint. 

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