Monday, August 1, 2016


Band Guests On Coffee, Country & Cody Show
 Tomorrow At 8:30 a.m. CT
 Simulcasting On WSM-AM & Heartland TV

NewTown makes its debut this week on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart, nailing the #8 spot with the just-released HARLAN ROAD (Mountain Home Music Company). The critically-acclaimed 11-track outing includes "All That I Can Take," which makes its Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart debut at #6. Filled with tales of the "everyman," HARLAN ROAD, is available on iTunes, Amazon and other fine retail outlets. Radio stations can access the new album at

NewTown will join Bill Cody and Charlie Mattos live in the studio tomorrow, July 29, for WSM-AM's Coffee, Country & Cody Show at 8:30 a.m. CT. Fans can tune in via or catch the simulcast on Heartland TV to hear select songs from HARLAN ROAD. Heartland TV reaches 22 MILLION households; check out local listings online at

Produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Barry Bales, HARLAN ROAD is being hailed as the band's most-impressive outing yet, with BBC Radio Kent's Dave Cash calling it "the best Bluegrass" he's heard in years.'s Greg Victor notes the disc "demands attention from those who love the genre," while Danny McCloskey of The Alternate Root states that "HARLAN ROAD travels to the future with a modern take on tradition that gives Bluegrass a tomorrow." One Stop Country astutely observes that the band "is not afraid to take some risks that stretch the boundaries ... but they know the perfect moments to reel it in and keep the purists satisfied."

Award-winning fiddler Kati Penn and her husband, respected banjo player Jr. Williams trade off lead vocals and add superior pickin' to the project. Rounding out the band are: Travis Anderson (bass), Mitchell Cannon (mandolin) and Hayes Griffin (guitar). Between them, they bring Jazz, Bluegrass and Contemporary disciplines to the music, completing NewTown's extraordinarily diverse and textured sound.

Catch NewTown live on the road:

July 29 - Nashville, TN - CD Release - The Station Inn

July 30 - Lexington, KY - CD Release - Willie's Locally Known

August 26 - Georgetown, OH - Brown County Bluegrass Festival

September 3 - Red River Gorge, KY - Private Event

September 17 - Carlinville, IL - Sam Jam - Macoupin County Fairgrounds

September 18 - Lexington, KY - St. Michaels Church

September 21 - Beanblossom, IN - Uncle Penn Days - Bill Monroe Music Park

September 28 - Raleigh, NC - IBMA WOB - Mountain Home Showcase

September 29 - Winston-Salem, NC - Muddy Creek Music Hall

October 1 - Raleigh, NC - IBMA WOB - Street Fair

October 8 - Burnsville, NC - Burnsville Performing Arts Center

October 29 - Williamsburg, KY - Elmer's General Store

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