Winter Wind brings Harpeth Rising to The Depot, 200 S. Jones Avenue, on December 3, 2017. Music by this trio of unapologetic genre-benders, fusing folk, newgrass, rock and classical into something organically unique, begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20.
Harpeth Rising’s songs are crafted lyrically by Jordana Greenberg and arranged together with Maria Di Meglio and Michelle Younger, the other trio members. Each hold classical performance degrees from some of the most venerated schools in the world. After completing their instrumental studies, all three began singing and found a passionate new musical avenue. The three classically trained musicians began playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.
Building from the tonal depth of the cello, layering in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo, they created a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. Perhaps “Chamberfolk" would apply?
“Their music lives somewhere north of the Mason-Dixon line in terms of direction, centered (whether they admit it or not) in the folk traditions of groups like The Brothers Four and the Kingston Trio. They are storytellers and gypsies and even Disney-like spokesmen for the past, the present and the future. They sing of people and emotions and times gone by as well as times to come. They are specific yet vague. They allow the listener to make of their songs what they will.” -- No Depression Magazine
Winter Wind Concerts are made possible in part by the City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department, by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Norman Arts Council and by Contributors: Cindy Merrick, Therapy in Motion; Tom McAuliffe, Don Cies Real Estate; Keri and Hugh Young; Lohmann's Good Things!; The Montford Inn; and Native Spirits Winery. Additional support comes from Friends: Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School and Kindergarten; Bruce and Trisha Bunce; Nancy McClellan; Coredination Pilates; and Tom & Mary Cay Woodfin, Peggy Doviak, D. M. Wealth Management; and by Neighbors: Danna Primm; Dale Wares, Wares Properties; and EB Dancer.