NewTown, which features the first-rate vocal and instrumental work of five of the finest musicians in bluegrass music who share a bond that combines individual virtuosity with a background of formal training. They are based in Lexington, Kentucky, and fronted by award-winning vocalist/fiddler Kati Penn Williams and her singer/banjo-picker husband, Jr. Williams.
Kati and Jr. are seasoned veterans of the Kentucky music scene, and not strictly in the bluegrass arena. Kati’s solo resume boasts numerous appearances as the opening act for major stars of Country as well as Bluegrass, and Jr. has performed Gospel music since grade school. The band features – guitarist/vocalist Hayes Griffin, mandolinist Mitchell Cannon, and bassist/vocalist Travis Anderson – all of whom have college educated backgrounds in music in addition to their collective decades of performing experience.