2014-15 Celebration Concert Series
Fri January 31, 2014
Harpeth Rising- November 15, 2014 Vallillo/Holtz Performance Studio
Harpeth Rising's music is the convergence of a classical education and a passion for folk music, Americana, blues, bluegrass and all things acoustic.
Named for the small but powerful river in Tennessee, they create original songs that layer rich instrumental arrangements with four part harmonies and lyrics that depict wanderlust, eternal curiosity, class struggle and extraordinary love. The result is a sound that defies category. The four members met while earning performance degrees at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and despite their diverse beginnings (hailing from vastly different cultures and geographic areas,) found in each other a unified musical idea – and a brand new one at that.
Beginning in the mind of Canadian-born Kentuckiana-transplant Jordana Greenberg, Harpeth Rising crawled out of the river when California-native Rebecca Reed-Lunn, joined Greenberg in a youthful cross-country spiritual quest. Their adventures convinced them that folk music was their path, and Harpeth Rising was truly born when Chris Burgess, and Maria Di Meglio, came aboard. Burgess’s Kentucky roots and Di Meglio’s ethnic Brooklyn background added new dimensions to their sound, allowing them to both honor and expand musical traditions. Their live performances are high-energy, kinetic events in which both their ability and their love of music are obvious.
Order your tickets online here, or call the station at 800-895-2912 or 309-298-1873 weekdays 8:00am to 4:30 pm to order tickets by phone. Tickets are $10 for Tri States Public Radio members; $15 for non-members.