Bluegrass, Celtic and country merge

Jun 29, 2012
NewFound Road

Unity — New England Celtic Arts will present bluegrass and Celtic country group NewFound Road Thursday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and participate in an open jam session beginning at 6:30 p.m.

With a visceral, road-honed attack and disarming purity of vision, NewFound Road offers a vivid reminder of the power inherent in undiluted, stripped-down bluegrass. Bolstered by a wide range of stylistic influences, the presence of three remarkably soulful vocalists and strong in-house songwriting talent, NewFound Road is among the most dynamic contemporary bluegrass bands on today’s thriving scene.

NewFound Road members Rob Baker (mandolin, vocals), Randy Barnes (bass), Tim Shelton (guitar, vocals) and Jr. Williams (banjo, guitar and vocals) resourcefully balance both the timeless and the modern elements of bluegrass. The results is showcased on “Life in a Song,” the band's fourth album and its first for Rounder Records.

Tickets will be $15 at the door. For reservations, strongly suggested, call the UCCPA at 948-7469. For more information visit

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or

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