NewFound Road Brings Bluegrass to Aberdeen
NewFound Road returns to The Rooster's Wife Sunday, Nov. 18, with their original tunes, soaring vocals and sizzling chops.
NewFound Road specializes in a powerfully streamlined sound delivered with heartfelt honesty and passion. The band's three distinct vocalists, who are also instrumentalists and songwriters, ensure that each song is executed with both emotion and precision. It may be a bluesy solo vocal, soaring three part harmony or a solemn a cappella gospel treatment.
Instrumentally, NFR is a role model for the modern self-contained bluegrass ensemble, providing both sympathetic accompaniment and thrilling, hard-driving solos. NewFound Road is contemporary bluegrass at its most soulful and sincere.
NewFound Road was born as a bluegrass and acoustic gospel band in southwest Ohio 11 years ago, when Tim Shelton first played with fellow Buckeye State bluegrasser Rob Baker and Kentucky pickers Junior Williams and Tim Caudill, the band's original bassist.
Caudill has since left the band, and was replaced by Randy Barnes, former bass player for Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.
The increased popularity of bluegrass music has brought an increased willingness to sweeten and tamper: maybe a touch of percussion here, a pedal steel there, a little piano on the chorus. This unflinching immediacy is bolstered by a wide range of stylistic influences, the presence of three remarkably soulful vocalists, and strong in-house songwriting talent, making NewFound Road among the most dynamic and thrilling contemporary bluegrass bands on today's thriving scene.
The Sunday evening shows at Poplar Knight Spot, in Aberdeen, continue through Dec. 16, with a special Wednesday holiday show from Craver, Hicks, Watson and Newberry, Dec. 19. The year will end with the IBMA Performers of the Year, the Gibson Brothers, on Dec. 30. There is seating inside and outside under the awning and under the stars. Picnics are welcome.
Admission to this week's concert is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Children under 12 are always free, in an effort to develop the next generation of music lovers. (Seating preference is given to the paying adults.)
Poplar Knight Spot is located at 114 Knight St. in downtown Aberdeen.
The doors open at 6 p.m. for Sunday shows with the music kicking off at 6:45.
For more information, the complete schedule or to purchase tickets with credit or debit card, visit theroosters wife.org, call (910) 944-7502 or email, email@example.com.
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