NewLanders

NewLanders

BandFolkAmericana

By interweaving traditional instruments, including the Appalachian lap dulcimer, fiddle, and mandolin, with richly layered harmonies and electric guitar and bass, the NewLanders have created a contemporary sound, while honoring and preserving the inspiring stories of the past.

Biography

Please visit our website: www.newlanders.com to hear our music, read reviews, get pics, press kits and a stage plot, and also find links to our youtube and myspace pages.

The NewLanders have researched and rediscovered songs that capture the American experience.

By interweaving traditional instruments, including the Appalachian lap dulcimer, fiddle, and mandolin, with richly layered harmonies and electric guitar and bass, the NewLanders have created a contemporary sound, while honoring and preserving the inspiring stories of the past.

A NewLanders' performance includes engaging narrations and real-life accounts from the mills, mines, rivers, and fields of their home region, western Pennsylvania, as well as haunting songs and poignant stories that celebrate the enduring spirit that built our nation.

The band has performed regionally in the USA and also in Europe.

"Industrial history has a sound & this sound has a name, it's called the NewLanders" - Dr. Thomas Schleper, Rhineland Industrial Museum, Oberhausen Germany

"Your songs, just like David McCullough's message, provide powerful images of our nation's heritage and raise the spirit of Pennsylvania's rich past." Mr. John M. Perzel, The Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (on the NewLanders performance, in the house chamber 11/8/2004, prior to lecture by historian David McCullough)

Discography

CD: Where the Allegheny Flows
CD: Born of Fire

Set List

Set 1
1. Peter Gray
2. Wayfaring Stranger
3. Mouth Music
4. Dark as a Dungeon
5. Johnstown Flood
6. Copper Kettle
7. Bread & Roses
8. Two Cent Coal (Red Haired Boy)

Set 2
1. Coal Digging Blues
2. Mon Sal
3. Pittsburgh Town
4. Altoona
5. Draglines
6. In the Valley Where the Allegheny
7. Cold Frosty
8. Working in a Coal Mine

Set 3
1. Homestead Strike
2. I Lie in the American Land
3. Hard Times
4. Hard Travelin’
5. Spike Crain
6. Prairie
7. Where the Old Al and Mon Flow
8. Run Johnny Run