ASHEVILLE, NC – Oct. 1, 2013 – Underhill Rose, the female trio known for soaring harmonies and an ability to blend bluegrass, Americana, country, blues and soul into its trademarked “heartfelt country soul” sound, will appear at Billy’s Clubhouse (1580 Forest Hill Road) in Macon, GA, Thursday, Oct. 24 at 10:15 p.m.
Underhill Rose’s new album, “Something Real,” climbed to #18 on the Americana Airplay chart and remained in the top 40 for 10 weeks straight. The release also hit the top 25 on the Freeform Americana Radio, EuroAmericana and The Alternate Root “Roots 66” charts. The album includes 13 tracks, with each member of the group writing at least two songs, and features the familiar harmonies Underhill Rose has become known for, now filled out with a third female voice. Recorded in the famed Echo Mountain Recording Studio and with Knoxville’s Cruz Contreras, frontman for the Black Lillies, serving as producer, the release features nine Asheville, NC area musicians in addition to the ladies. The band recorded “Something Real” using money raised through a successful crowd-funding campaign, which generated donations from more than 300 people. Following the 38-day push, the group met 120 percent of the $15,000 goal.
Due to the success of “Something Real” and an expansive summer tour, the band reconnected with Contreras at Echo Mountain to record a holiday-themed song, “One Time a Year.” The track will be released in time for the 2013 holiday season as a limited edition CD and digital download.
Underhill Rose blends aspects of Americana, rhythm and blues, country and bluegrass into one harmony-laden melody. The trio’s original songs are wrapped in three-part harmonies and packaged with an eye-catching stage presence. The smoky voice of Eleanor Underhill joined with the soaring vocals of Molly Rose, and the country twang of Salley Williamson creates a sound that is self-described as “heartfelt country soul.” Playing banjo and harmonica, guitar and upright bass, respectively, the group has carved out a place in the Americana scene with songs that run the gamut from heart-wrenching to sassy and playful to thought-provoking.
Since forming in Asheville, NC in 2009, Underhill Rose has played throughout the Southeast including appearances at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam. The ladies have shared the stage with the likes of singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale, Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N Cryin’, Blackberry Smoke, Col. Bruce Hampton, Larry Keel and the Everyone Orchestra featuring Jon Fishman and Papa Mali and have been praised by industry legends, fans and media outlets throughout the country.
Underhill Rose’s tour in support of “Something Real” runs throughout 2013, with appearances spanning the country. For more information, please visit underhillrose.com or follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and ReverbNation.