Sept 19, 2016
Popular Kentucky Bluegrass band NewTown lead singers Kati Penn and Jr. Williams will join host Jon Patch this Saturday, September 24, live on his Talkin’ Pets radio show.
They are promoting their newest CD, HARLAN ROAD (Mountain Home Music Company), which is filled with tales of the "everyman," and is available for purchase from iTunes, Amazon and other retail outlets. The CD 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 #23 spot on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart this week.
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 next week.
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 joinedCarrie Underwood, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge and other luminaries for the September 5 launch of NASHVILLE INSIDER, a new, 30-minute entertainment series.The show debutedin well over 100 MILLION households viaHeartland TV, The Family Channel, AMG TV, Angel Two/Dish TV, Keep It Country (UK) and Country TV (New Zealand).
The band has received heavy media coverage, 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,
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. They have appeared several times at the Station Inn in Nashville, and twice performed at IBMA World of Bluegrass showcases in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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