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NewTown – Harlan Road 

One of the best Bluegrass releases of the year so far is the new Harlan Road by the Lexington, Kentucky-based band NewTown. Solid vocal and instrumental work, combined with the songs of some great Southern writers, exemplify what this genre is all about on a collection of 11 wisely-chosen tunes.
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NewTown – Harlan Road

They’ve been around for the past seven years or so, but Bluegrass band NewTown, with some new members and a new producer (Union Station’s Barry Bales), is sounding tighter and better than ever on their new single, “Harlan Road.” NewTown features two principal singers, Kati Penn (also an award-winning fiddle player) and her banjo-wielding husband…
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Introducing NewTown

NewTown is one of the hottest Bluegrass acts going these days, and their new album, Harlan Road, finds the band sounding better than ever. With three new members, the group’s lineup now includes founders Kati Penn (vocals and fiddle) and her husband, Jr. Williams (vocals and banjo), with Hayes Griffin on guitar and vocals, Travis Anderson on bass and vocals, and Mitchell Cannon on mandolin.
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Newtown Signs with Moonstruck Management

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 …
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Andy Griggs Releases “20 Little Angels” Dedicated to Newtown, CT Shooting Victims

Country music star Andy Griggs and hit songwriter Bobby Pinson have penned a song dedicated to the families of those affected by the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT.  Proceeds from the song, “20 Little Angels” will be donated to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund managed …
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Gospel Artist Kevin LeVar Promises Newtown, Connecticut: “You Are Not Alone”

In 2007, Gospel artist Kevin LeVar wrote the song, “You Are Not Alone,” as a
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School Shootings, Gun Violence And The Need For Change

Murder is a tragedy. When murder is committed on a mass scale, as in the Newtown, CT, school shooting, the tragedy is elevated to being horrifyingly unimaginable. The loss of twenty-six innocent souls, twenty of whom were barely starting off in what may have been long, productive lives, is a catastrophe our society needs to address through self-examination on what could lead someone to commit such atrocities. Almost immediately following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the politicians, political pundits…
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An Editorial About The Newtown School Shootings

In light of the shooting in Connecticut, I wanted to take a stand on the Constitutional Rights we enjoy and share an opinion. And, please realize this IS just that – an opinion, an editorial that does not necessarily reflect the position of the magazine or others who work for it. We are a music magazine. We exist because of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. We report on all genres of music, including rap and hip hop which, at times, talks about killing the po-po, raping big-booty b***ches, etc. Do I support …
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