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.
Harpeth Rising is on tour promoting their brand new album, ‘Against All Tides’, and will perform two shows at the Cumming Playhouse on Saturday, January 20th. Performances begin at 3 PM and 8 PM, and tickets are $15 advance/$20 at the door. The Cumming Playhouse is located at 101 School Street, Cumming, GA 30040. For more information, www.playhousecumming.com or call 770-781-9178.