Harpeth Risingplays Chamberfolk, original music as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.
Comprised of Maria Di Meglio, cello, Michelle Younger, banjo/guitar, and Jordana Greenberg, violin, each member brings different influences to their core sound. All three are classically-trained and hold degrees from some of the most venerated schools in the world: Indiana University, Oberlin, and the Eastman School of Music. But their classical background is only one dimension of the trio’s powerful musical voice. All three women began singing after they completed their instrumental studies, and found a passionate new musical avenue. They developed their voices and arrangements to bring life to the lyrical expressiveness of their original songs. Building from the tonal depth of the cello and layering in the shimmering sounds of the violin and the strikingly natural addition of the banjo creates a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize.
Sponsored by Jamie C. Barlett
Gates to this outdoor venue open one hour before show time. Table seating is available or you my bring your own chair for general admission seating. Picnics are welcome. Be prepared for both sunny and cool weather.