NewTown has inked a new business relationship with Moonstruck Management, the booking and management firm that handles stellar bluegrass acts including Dr. Ralph Stanley, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Lonesome River Band.
The dynamic NewTown band from Lexington, KY is led by gifted fiddler and singer, Kati Penn-Williams and husband, Jr. Williams. NewTown is a dynamic band that delivers a truly creative musical blend of the traditional and the modern in its acoustic artistry.
The NewTown sound harkens back to that now legendary time in the mid-1970’s when a “Newgrass” sound resonated within the walls of Lexington’s Red Slipper Lounge. It was the sound of J.D. Crowe and The New South and it changed the complexion and direction of Bluegrass forever. NewTown takes its inspiration from that era, and its name from the road that led to the Red Slipper Lounge.
NewTown also includes Clint Hurd on vocals and mandolin, and Tony Mowell on guitar and vocals. Together with Kati and Jr., these artists deftly combine varied musical influences into a fresh and exhilarating sound.
It is a sound that shines on the recent Time Machine album (Pisgah Ridge Records) which continues to excel on airplay charts. The song, “All I Was To You” was the #9 most played song in 2014 according to the Bluegrass Today Year End Chart.
Bands like NewTown are not by any means common; they’re not made every day. It takes sweat equity, passion, patience and vision.” —John E. Cowan
The NewTown sound did not escape the discerning ear of visionary entrepreneur, Josh Trivett, owner of Moonstruck Management.
“We are so excited to add Newtown to our roster,” Trivett says. “My attention was first caught by their newest CD and particularly the ‘Dublin Blues’ track. After studying their music further and then meeting Jr. and Kati, I decided they were a great fit for our roster. I’m looking forward to the future with Newtown!”
For more information on the band, visit www.thenewtownband.com
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