Eleanor Underhill, Molly Rose Reed and Salley Williamson, collectively known as Underhill Rose, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new album. These super-talented ladies are one of my favorite Asheville bands. Check ’em out.
Eleanor Underhill and Molly Rose Reed collaborated in 2011 to bring you Underhill Rose’s first release. But this new album will be different. Salley Williamson will be adding the third harmony for the first time on a recording, bringing her upright bass and writing skills to the mix.
Our travels and experiences have inspired a crop of new songs that we would love to record, many of which we have already been road-testing at our live shows. As some of you know, Eleanor has won songwriting contests while Molly’s “Who Brought the Sun” is featured on City of Asheville’s tourism commercial. We feel that the new songs are fresh, inspired, and real, and we can’t wait to get them recorded.
YOU HAVE ASKED WHEN OUR NEXT ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED – Well, the time is now!
If you’re ready for a new album then we’re ready to make it. We are planning to record in an amazingly-equipped studio called Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC with an exciting team of folks to help produce, engineer, and mix the album. Through your donations, not only will we be able to record in a great space with a wonderful team, but we can also get this music to even more fans across the country and around the world!
I like Kickstarter. It’s a chance for artists to do the projects they want to do without interference from record companies or other financial backers. If you don’t like kickstarter campaigns, ignore them, but I think they’re a positive development for both the artist and their audience.
I am sick of all these kick-starter campaigns, honestly.
Lucky for you, you don’t have to contribute! This is a fantastic group, and these ladies have been playing in the area for a long time. They have lots of fans, and I anticipate they will have no problem raising the funds necessary to record their next album. (with or without you, Andy)
I will look forward to hearing what they put together.