Fast 4: Harpeth Rising
Here are 4 things you need to know about Harpeth Rising!
What’s in a name?
Harpeth Rising is named after a river because water is dynamic and powerful, which is what they hope for their music to be as well.
The group knows how to pay tribute
While they’re known for their original work, Harpeth Rising also performs covers of songs like Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and They Might Be Giants’ version of “Istanbul (Not Constantinople).
After the trio met at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where they each earned a performance degree, they went on a cross-country road trip. Inspired by a summer of campsite jams and attending folk and bluegrass festivals, the three began writing original songs, developing their sound, and their repertoire.
Three instruments provide enough power
Although Harpeth Rising is a trio composed of three string instruments on stage, the group produces a profusion of sound that is usually created by a much larger ensemble. From breathtaking energy to intimate connection, their live performances are kinetic events in which their passion and their abilities are equally displayed.
Don’t miss Harpeth Rising on stage at Carnahan Hall, Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th!