Saturday, March 26, 2016
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Harpeth Rising and Pluck & Rail
25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706 USA
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 – Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique.Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft yet soulful lyrical perspective. Harpeth Rising’s roots run deep – from their varied ancestry across Eastern Europe to the musical hotbed of the Mid-South they now call home, they weave together ancient and modern ideas, expressing themselves through the common thread of all peoples: Folk Music.
Pluck & Rail is the acoustic intersection of Andrew Sussman of the prog-rock heavyweights, Frogg Café, and George Gierer of the folkabilly band, South County. Drawing from the deep well of American music, Pluck & Rail blends together gritty songwriting, tight vocal melodies and soaring cello runs to craft their unique sound. They have been featured performers at The Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club, NJ Prog House and The Tribes Hill Music Festival. This summer Pluck & Rail will play the 2016 Long Island Bluegrass Festival.