Underhill Rose • "Incomparable harmony, soaring, sultry vocals, prolific lyrics and a unique fusion of Americana, bluegrass, R&B, and roots music makeup the “heartfelt country soul” for which Underhill Rose has become known. The Asheville, North Carolina based trio is led by Eleanor Underhill, an accomplished lyricist and banjo picker with an alluring, smoky voice and Molly Rose, the powerful songstress with a soaring vocal range and dazzling stage presence. The addition of bass player Salley Williamson produces an impressive third harmony to this lovely trinity. • Click here to view the Underill Rose Kickstarter Project
Molly and Eleanor’s strong musical partnership began as front-women for the Barrel House Mamas and they continue to rise to the top of the southern music scene. Since forming in 2009, Underhill Rose has shared the stage with the likes of singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale, Blackberry Smoke, Col. Bruce Hampton, Larry Keel, and the Everyone Orchestra featuring Jon Fishman and Papa Mali. The ladies have also earned a coveted showcase performance at the famed Grove Park Inn. Their fresh sound, visually appealing performances and an extraordinary ability to blend a multitude of musical genres makes Underhill Rose a desirable addition to festivals, theaters, and listening rooms across the country.
"We are Underhill Rose and we want you to help us create our next album. We three ladies have been traveling far outside of our Asheville, NC home, touring the Southeast over the past year, meeting great people, and writing new songs that we are so excited to share with you!
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."
"One of the most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene" ~ No Depression
Eleanor Underhill • banjo, harmonies, lead vocals
Eleanor Underhill grew up surrounded by folk music. At any given time, her mother would practice a repertoire of ballads for the taverns of nearby Colonial Williamsburg or the record player would be spinning with the harmony-laden songs of Simon and Garfunkel; Peter, Paul and Mary; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; and the Beatles. She was first taught how to play the piano at age 6 and, in fifth grade, she picked up the trombone and played first chair for many years in the concert, marching and jazz bands. But, she didn’t get around to stringed instruments until her early teens, eventually composing her first song on guitar at 14. Her unique musical style and prolific writing ability has generated significant attention, due to the fact that her music speaks to the general American condition, while maintaining a large dose of self-reflection. Her unique talent has been regularly awarded since childhood, earning her a Best Solo Award at a regional competition when she was 12. More recently, she won top honors at Asheville’s Songwriting Idol contest in 2007.
"Blends the base elements of Americana, blue grass, R&B and roots music in a show of impressive harmonies." ~ Creative Loafing Atlanta
Molly Rose • guitar, lead vocals
Born in Douglasville, Georgia, Molly Rose is the child of a musical family. Her father is a classically trained musician, her mother sings the blues, and her grandfather was a minister: the perfect combination for raising a performer. Growing up, family gatherings would often feature a musical jam, where everyone would sing and play an instrument. Early on, her grandfather’s small church exposed her to a large amount of singing and performing in front of people, as well.
"Dusty country soul with gorgeous vocal arrangements… filled with acoustic strings and pastoral melodies" ~ Asheville Citizen-Times
Salley Williamson • upright bass, backing vocals
The third and newest member of Underhill Rose, bass player Salley Williamson, hails from the Low country of South Carolina, near the banks of the Edisto River. Her father is a farmer as well as an Alligator Control Agent for her home state, which meant her childhood involved riding tractors and catching alligators with dad. Her grandmother was an opera singer, and her mother sang every Sunday with the church choir and played the guitar. Subsequently, music was always a part of her life growing up, with the sounds of Paul Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, and a plethora of country music filling the air.
"Their sound, described as "heartfelt country-soul", has a foundation of Appalachian bluegrass and folk music overlaid with the harmonies of R&B. It all comes together in a mixture that speaks loud but is soothing upon the delivery." ~ Jeremiah Greer, Magazine33
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