KNOXVILLE, TN, May 24, 2012: Underhill Rose will headline Sapphire, A Modern Bar and Restaurant, (428 S. Gay Street) in Knoxville on Thursday, June 14th at 9:00 p.m.The Asheville, North Carolina group is launching its summer tour in Knoxville, the first of two appearances in eastern Tennessee. “We’ve built a good following in the area and we are so excited to be back,” said Molly Rose. “It’s an honor to be playing at Sapphire as a part of their “Live Music Thursday” event, such a great venue,” added Eleanor Underhill. The upcoming performance offers fans the opportunity to enjoy the unique blend of Americana, bluegrass, country, roots and soul music Underhill Rose offers, without a cover charge.Being called “one of the most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene” by No Depression magazine, Underhill Rose has earned a reputation as a trio with an impeccable sound and a captivating stage presence. Upon hearing the band for the first time, the Asheville Citizen-Times described the sound as “dusty country soul with gorgeous vocal arrangements…filled with acoustic strings and pastoral melodies.”
Formed from the ashes of the acclaimed Barrel House Mamas, sultry vocalist and banjo picker Eleanor Underhill joined forces with Molly Rose, a country tinged guitar playing songstress, in 2009. After regional success, including the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Underhill Rose added a third harmony in upright bass player Salley Williamson. Upon claiming a top 20 ranking in “WNCW’s 2011 Regional Releases” with their self-titled album and being added to Pandora radio, the band launched their first music video for the fan favorite, “Who Brought the Sun,” earlier this year.
The ladies have become the darlings of the Southeastern music scene, recently being handpicked to play at the celebration announcing the building of the New Belgium brewery in Asheville. Underhill Rose regularly appears at the famed Grove Park Inn and has planned an extensive summer tour, including upcoming shows at Border Bash and the Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN; the Steppin’ Out Festival in Blacksburg, VA; the Empty Glass in Charleston, WV; and the European Street Café in Jacksonville, FL. In addition to touring, the group is currently writing new songs to be released in the coming year and making plans for a new music video.
For additional information on Underhill Rose and a complete listing of tour dates, please visit underhillrose.com, facebook.com/underhillrose or follow the band @UnderhillRose.