Embracing a crossover sound between progressive and alternative country, Fitzmaurice has captured the attention of people on both sides of the tracks. Virtually unknown just six months ago, the band finds themselves on the fast track to success, landing opening positions for such major progressive bluegrass acts as The Infamous Stringdusters, The Dixi Bee-Liners and Mountain Heart, as well as major country recording artist, Jason Michael Carroll.

Lauren Houston

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Lauren’s multi-genre blend naturally comes through in her Americana song writing style. Lauren’s song subjects are personal, deep and thought provoking. Her sound is an expressive, eloquent portrayal of life through music. She feels her broad personal interest in music has helped her create a mix of folk, country, bluegrass, pop, blues and soul. Lauren says “I never wanted to be nailed down to one specific genre. I like the fact that I am all across the board.”

The John Cowan Band

Bluegrass, Newgrass, Gospelgrass, Rock N’ Rollgrass…true innovators like John Cowan break boundaries and personify innovation. John’s ability to take audiences on a musical journey through multiple genres has made him one of the most unique vocal artists of his generation.

John Cowan rose to fame when he became the lead singer for New Grass Revival. He and band mates Sam Bush, Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn introduced a new generation of music fans to an explosive, experimental brand of bluegrass…Newgrass! However, after inspiring and entertaining fans for nearly two decades, New Grass Revival disbanded in 1990.

The John Cowan Band

Bluegrass, Newgrass, Gospelgrass, Rock N’ Rollgrass…true innovators like John Cowan break boundaries and personify innovation. John’s ability to take audiences on a musical journey through multiple genres has made him one of the most unique vocal artists of his generation.

John Cowan rose to fame when he became the lead singer for New Grass Revival. He and band mates Sam Bush, Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn introduced a new generation of music fans to an explosive, experimental brand of bluegrass…Newgrass! However, after inspiring and entertaining fans for nearly two decades, New Grass Revival disbanded in 1990.

The Fitzmaurice Band

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Embracing a crossover sound between progressive and alternative country, Fitzmaurice has captured the attention of people on both sides of the tracks. Virtually unknown just six months ago, the band finds themselves on the fast track to success, landing opening positions for such major progressive bluegrass acts as The Infamous Stringdusters, The Dixi Bee-Liners and Mountain Heart, as well as major country recording artist, Jason Michael Carroll.

Charlie Crowe is a Nashville guitarist with a powerhouse sound and unique style that incorporates a soulful blend of rock, country and blues. Though mostly known for his 12-year touring stint as lead ax man for mega-duo Brooks & Dunn, the central Kentucky native is also a BMI award-winning songwriter, having penned the top-five radio hit “Chicks Dig It” for Capitol recording artist Chris Cagle.

His sound? Barbed wire lyrics wrapped around whisky and gravel vocals. Hints of Springsteen, Earle and Lucinda Williams abound. But it's the wallop of soul in his passionate vocals and the earthy groove of his melodies that give Picott his own distinct sound. He's just beginning to hit his stride as a writer; Slaid Cleaves took their co-write "Broke Down" to No.1 on the Americana charts. He's a narrative storyteller tapped into the trials and tribulations of the working class. He intuitively understands heartache,desperation, joy and small hopes (small, not inconsequential) ignore class boundaries. And because of that, his characters possess a certain nobility, a dignified humanity that belies their bleak circumstances. Plus the man can turn a phrase like nobody's business.

"Every car on the highway has a story," states BRANDI HART.

Hart should know. As lead singer and co-writer for roots-music phenoms THE DIXIE BEE-LINERS, she's in the business of telling stories. "Our new CD Susanville is a collection of tales from the American highway... where people are going, what they've left behind, and the things they experience along the way. It's our love letter to the open road."

Grace Adele ~ Singer/songwriter/dancer/Performer~ Quite simply one of the best voices to be heard in music today, Grace Adele has mixed elements of pop, country, Americana, rock and retro to create NEVER LOST, her zensounds CD debut. Silky and sweet; sultry and strong, her vocals caress every word in these songs of love and loss; longing and laughter, with melodies that are both instantly memorable and decidedly fresh.

One of the most exciting new bands to emerge on the national bluegrass scene in the new millennium, NewFound Road specializes in a powerfully streamlined sound delivered with heartfelt honesty and passion. The bands' three equally capable, yet distinct vocalists, who are also formidable instrumentalists and songwriters, ensure that each song is executed with both emotion and precision- be it a bluesy solo vocal, soaring three part harmony or a solemn a cappella gospel treatment. Instrumentally, NFR is a role model for the modern self-contained bluegrass ensemble, providing both sympathetic accompaniment and thrilling, hard-driving solos. NewFound Road is contemporary bluegrass at its most soulful and sincere.

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