Once again, the Schroon Lake Arts Council has managed to bring a world class act here to our part of paradise with Harpeth Rising opening their summer season at The Boat House. For ticket information about the concert on Tuesday night (July 9, 2019) click here.
And sadly, Schroon Lake gets to host one of the last three concerts this amazing trio will perform, as part of their farewell tour. Here’s how reviewer from The Alternate Root described the talents of Michelle, Maria and Jordana.
Harpeth Rising are a collective that have chosen a timeless sound as foundation for their music. The quartet mix violin, banjo, cello and hand drum to support the words and the blend of harmonies. Maybe it is the Celtic texture or the airy delivery but the word I keep coming back to in this sound is magic. The music is a soundtrack for both Beltane and a midsummer night s eve. Though their sound comes from the mists of time as much as from the mists of the forest, Harpeth Rising infuse a modern sense of structure and intuitive arrangement, both musical and vocal. The music offers strength while the delicate vocals bring tenderness. The group has released its self-titled debut. The songs capture the sound and accomplishments of the classically trained members... The songs are both unique and familiar. The harmonies on Last Honest Man are well crafted. The voices come together for only a word or two throughout the verses and join on the title. The use of voice for emotional purposes is very well done. Breathless harmonies support the hurt and anger of the lead. Abraham is a reverent take on the biblical as much as Train Fare and 50 Cents deals with a more physical, worldly theme. Harpeth Rising tackle story lines that mirror the surrounding times yet still manage to offer a sidelong glance at the past.