Harpeth Rising Performance in Indianapolis on Wednesday, 8/10/2016
Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique. The three musicians each hold classical performance degrees from some of the most venerated schools in the world: Indiana University, Oberlin, Eastman School of Music. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful, lyrical perspective. Touring internationally, their previous performances include the Kerrville Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, London Folk Festival, Blissfest, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, and The Bluebird.
Harpeth Rising’s latest release, ‘Shifted’, debuted at #1 on the Folk-DJ Charts for August of 2015. The opening track, “I Am Eve (I Am the Reason), also debuted as the #1 song on the same chart. FATEA Magazine has called the album “truly resplendent” and Midwest Record has said that it is “taking back lyric writing as a form… this set is going to blow your mind.” This constant innovation combining old and new genres of music, technical mastery, thought provoking lyrics, and heartfelt sensibility has earned Harpeth Rising the distinction of one of the most engaging and dynamic new groups in folk music today. The album has “…lusciously constructed harmonies, the inventive edge that pulses through every track and the unexpected direction changes that keep you enthralled…” – Folkwords.
The trio will perform in Indianapolis at the Eagle Creek Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, August 10th at 6:30PM. The cost is free with park admission, and the audience is invited to bring chairs, picnic, or cruise on a boat to watch the performance, which takes place at the Marina. Park admission is $5/car for Marion residents, and $6/car for out-of-county residents. The Marina is located at 7840 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254. In the event of possible inclement weather, show information will be posted on https://www.facebook.com/EagleCreekPark.