Saturday, July 30th • 1:30pm • Main Stage
AMERICANA FOLK from ASHEVILLE, NC
“One of the most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene.” – No Depression
Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities, and rippling success. In the last three years, the all-female trifecta has independently released two albums in the top of the Americana Music Association Airplay Chart and the Roots Music Report Chart, all the while garnering critical acclaim from around the globe.
Get to know the joyful soaring voice of Molly Rose and her guitar, the distinctive styling of Eleanor Underhill’s open-back banjo and salty-blues vocals in tandem with Salley Williamson on upright bass and harmonies. With their song-centered original compositions, the troubadours create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired. See the trio on PBS Television, hear them on nationally syndicated radio and at live performances across the US and Europe, and you will know how Underhill Rose has carved out a distinctive place in the Americana-folk scene.
2016 has already become a high-spirited year, with performances at Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, Folk Alliance International, and sold-out shows at clubs and performance centers across the eastern seaboard. It’s full-steam ahead for these women as Underhill Rose hops the pond for a tour to England and Ireland in the spring, where they have already received a plethora of outstanding album reviews.
The successful completion of two crowd-funding campaigns between 2012 and 2014 raised over $50,000 from fans and freed the group to release two noteworthy and charting albums. Their sophomore release, Something Real, peaked at number 18 on the AMA Chart, was named an AMA Top 100 Album of the Year, and claimed a spot in the top 25 of the EuroAmericana Chart, Freeform Americana Radio, and The Alternate Root “Roots 66” charts. In 2015, the band’s tertiary album, The Great Tomorrow, released to wide acclaim, reached the Top 30 of the AMA Airplay Chart once again, and took hold at number 1 on The Roots Music Report’s Progressive Bluegrass Album Chart for over nine weeks. Glide Magazine notes, “If justice prevails, The Great Tomorrow will open the door to the wider awareness they so decidedly deserve.”
Molly Rose and Eleanor Underhill’s musical partnership is the result of a chance meeting at a makeshift performance of “Angel from Montgomery” between classes at Warren Wilson College in the mountains of North Carolina. Their affinity for the music they make has kept them together for more than 10 years. Underhill Rose formed in 2009, and the addition of Salley Williamson two years later created the foundation for the internationally-recognized female trio known for blending aspects of Americana, R&B, country, and bluegrass into an authentic sound that is all their own—“Heartfelt Country Soul.” Armed with a fresh sound and an extraordinary ability to blend a multitude of musical genres, Underhill Rose is an acoustic trio that will touch your soul.
Official website: www.underhillrose.com/