1) First and foremost, who are you, what do you do? That is, what band are you in or are you
a solo artist, what have you guys been up to leading up to the festival, anything exciting we
should all know about? Your chance for shameless self promotion…go!http://www.newtonfamilysingers.org/) who yearned to start playing more adult-themed songs - those timeless murder ballads, stories of jilted lovers, shipwrecks, infidelity and pursuit of eternal glory that comprise the core of traditional American roots music. So we took our banjos, fiddles, mandolins, guitars, ukuleles, hands, feet, etc. and added 3 and 4 part harmonies to some of our favorite traditional tunes. Got to admit that we are no preservationists, though, as we often kick-up the tempos and play with the rhythms. In addition, we perform original songs and tunes that, while staying generally true to the genre, allow us to sing about current themes and events that move our spirits.
Over the past 8 months we've played out frequently in bars, restaurants and outdoor festivals, and we're particularly excited to be joining the crowd performing at NEAF this month.
2) Why is creating music important to you? Why do you pick up your instrument and write
songs? Why do you play that dive bar on a Thursday night? What keeps you going?