ASHEVILLE, NC, July 5, 2012: With a great start to their 2012 summer tour, Underhill Rose is bringing their trademarked blend of Americana, bluegrass, country, soul, R&B, and roots music to Border Bash in Bristol. The all-female trio is set to take the stage on State Street (600 block) on Friday, July 20th at 7:00 p.m. The free event will also feature music from the Charleston, South Carolina-based duo Megan Jean & the KFB.“We’re coming back to the Tri-Cities and we can’t wait,” said guitarist and vocalist Molly Rose. “We have built a great following in the area and playing Border Bash is such an honor.” The trio picked the area to start off their 2012 tour and their summer stretch in June, and Eleanor Underhill, the group’s banjo picker and singer, is excited to be back. ”Our last show in the area showed us how great our Tennessee fans really are,” she said. “The Tri-Cities are like our second home and I can’t wait to take the stage in Bristol and share our love of mountain music.”
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.”
Underhill Rose is the creation of Eleanor Underhill and Molly Rose, who continued their musical journey following the breakup of the famed Barrel House Mamas. With a unique ability to blend Americana, country, roots, R&B, soul, and bluegrass music in soothing harmonies, the band has gained dedicated following throughout the Southeast. After the release of their debut self-titled album, a WNCW “2011 Regional Release” that has been added to Pandora, the duo became a trio with the addition of upright bass player and backing vocalist Salley Williamson. Williamson joined the group in time for its first music video of the popular “Who Brought the Sun,” which was recently nominated for a Music Video Asheville award.
The ladies have become the darlings of Southeastern music, 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 just launched an extensive summer tour, that includes appearances at Border Bash and the Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, Tennessee; the Steppin’ Out Festival in Blacksburg, Virginia; and the European Street Café in Jacksonville, Florida. 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.