Appalachian-urban folk heroes, the Harkenbacks play a brand of music that, while steeped in mythic Americana , still decisively confronts the modern age. Trusting in wooden instruments and in their own voices, they sing traditional songs penned yesterday alongside contemporary material written before your grandmother was born.
They clap, stomp, crow and croon, Corry-Jo’s enchanting melodic tenor stitched deftly through the high and low harmonizing vocals of brothers Ray, Paul, and Jeremiah.
Their music harkens back to a time when people were good to each other. Their stage presence is simple and dignified, their debt to tradition boundless, and you shall never see a lack of chivalry in their eyes.