The diverse and talented members of Bluegrass band NewTown were on hand for a recent Track By Track taping for Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction. The five quirky cut-ups joined host Kyle Cantrell to offer an in-depth look at the songs and sounds that make their new CD, HARLAN ROAD, shine.
Wednesday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Thursday, September 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 a.m. ET
Sunday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET
The group continues a busy touring schedule with dates in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois and performances at the IBMA World of Bluegrass celebration in Raleigh. Fans can purchase Conference and Red Hat Amphitheater tickets HERE and catch NewTown:
Tuesday, September 27 @ 10 p.m. / Moonstruck Showcase at the Lincoln Theater
Wednesday, September 28 @ 2:40 p.m. / Mountain Home Records show
Thursday, September 29 @ 1 p.m. Kati Penn / Songwriter Workshop with CJ Cain
Saturday, October 1 @ 4 p.m. / Street Fair
A stand-out in any genre, NewTown features the vocal magic of award-winning fiddler Kati Penn and her husband, Jr. Williams, a dynamic banjo player. Travis Anderson (bass), Mitchell Cannon (mandolin) and Hayes Griffin (guitar) bring energy, far-ranging talents and Bluegrass, Jazz and Contemporary influences to the group.
NewTown joined Carrie Underwood, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge and other luminaries for the September 5 launch of NASHVILLE INSIDER, a new, 30-minute entertainment series. The show debuted in well over 100 MILLION households via Heartland TV, The Family Channel, AMG TV, Angel Two/Dish TV, Keep It Country (UK) and Country TV (New Zealand).
In addition to heavy media activity, including The Culture News, Lexington Herald-Leader, Bluegrass Today, Flash Point, Bluegrass Situation, Nashville Music Guide, Prescription Bluegrass, The Alternate Root, Country Standard Time and AXS.com, NewTown has recently enjoyed significant chart activity. HARLAN ROAD debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart in late July, and the critically-acclaimed disc’s “All That I Can Take” made its Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart debut that same week at #6. The CD is holding the #12 spot on the Roots Music ReportTop 50 Bluegrass Album Chart this week.
The critically-acclaimed 11-track HARLAN ROAD, produced by Grammy Award winner Barry Bales for Mountain Home Music Company, is available for purchase from iTunes, Amazon and other retail outlets. Radio stations can access the new album at AirPlayDirect.com.
Founded in 2009, the Lexington, Kentucky-based NewTown made the national spotlight with the 2013 album, TIME MACHINE, and the #1 Bluegrass Today single, “All I Was to You.” The group has gained a strong following playing festivals throughout the U.S., sharing bills with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, John Cowan Band and more.
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