The rolling hills of Kentucky is home to many talented musicians of the bluegrass genre. Throughout the year, you can hear the strumming of the mandolin and plunking of the banjo in the ‘hollers’ of Kentucky as they are filled with bluegrass festivals. Newtown is one of those bands you may be able to catch at your local Bluegrass festival as they tour and promote their new album Harlan Road. The new album is set for release on July 8th. Fans can pre-order Harlan Road now at iTunes.
Newtown is based out of Lexington, KY and features the melodic vocals of a husband and wife duo. Kati Penn Williams is an award-winning vocalist and fiddler. She is joined by her husband, Jr. Williams on vocals and banjo. Jr. Williams has had previous success with bluegrass band New Found Road. Rounding out this incredibly talented band are Travis Anderson (bass), Mitchell Cannon (Mandolin) and Hayes Griffin (guitar/vocals).
One could easily compare Kati to the likes of great vocalists such as Allison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent or Patty Loveless as her vocals are just as diverse. Kati and Jr. take turns on singing lead but you will quickly find that the magic happens when the couple harmonize together. Come Back to Me, The final track of the album, showcases these harmonies and are of the caliber of a Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss or Vince Gill and Patty Loveless duet. Harlan Road is a laid back listen while rocking on the front porch tasting your favorite moonshine or shot of whiskey. Be sure to pre-order your copy today!
1. All That I Can Take
2. Can’t Let Go
3. Harlan Road
4. The Heart You’ve Been Tending
5. Hard Times
6. The Feast Of The Gryphon
7. The Crows And The Jakes
8. Drifter Blues
11. Come Back To Me
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Upcoming Tour Dates
7/9/16 Busy Bird Bluegrass Festival @ Busy Bird Bluegrass Festival Berkshire, NY
7/29/16 “Harlan Road” Cd release party show @ The Station Inn Nashville, TN
7/30/16 “Harlan Road” CD Release Party/ Show with Jericho Woods @ Willies locally known Lexington, KY
9/17/16 SamJam, unplugged on the prairie @ Macoupin County Fairgrounds Carlinville, IL
9/21/16 Uncle Penn Days @ Bill Monroe Music Park Beanblossom, IN
10/8/16 Burnsville Performing Arts Center Burnsville, NC
10/29/16 Elmers General Store Williamsburg, KY
12/3/16 Capitol Theatre Greenville, TN