The show caught up with NewTown's lead vocalists Kati Penn and Jr Williams at a recent HARLAN ROAD CD release party at Nashville's legendary Station Inn.
For NewTown, the timing is perfect. Notes Kati Penn, "The show will actually run September 5 - 11, and gives our fans who haven't been able to catch one of our recent live shows a chance to share in the excitement surrounding the release of HARLAN ROAD."
The show will reach well over 100 MILLION households via Heartland TV, The Family Channel, AMG TV, AngelTwo/Dish TV, Keep It Country (UK) and Country TV (New Zealand).
The energy surrounding the CD's release is palpable and chart activity has reflected radio's positive reception. The disc debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart in late July, and the critically-acclaimed 11-track outing's "All That I Can Take" made its Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart debut that same week at #6. Currently, Roots Music Report shows the disc at #14 on their Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart.
Based in Lexington, Kentucky, and fronted by award-winning vocalist/fiddler Kati Penn Williams and her singer/banjo-picker husband, Jr. Williams, NewTown is one of the most exciting acts in contemporary Bluegrass. The band was formed in 2009 when Jr. left Bluegrass band NewFound Road to play full-time with his wife in what would become NewTown. Since then, the group has gained a strong following by playing at festivals throughout the U.S., sharing bills with such acts as Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. NewTown has appeared several times at the legendary Station Inn in Nashville, and has performed twice at showcases at the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina. The ensemble has also opened shows for the John Cowan Band, whose namesake leader says on NewTown’s website, “Bands like NewTown are not by any means common; they're not made everyday. It takes sweat equity, passion, patience and vision.”