The October edition of the Capitol Theatre Bluegrass Revival series features the Cumberland River Band
Cumberland River Band’s roots have run deep in the Harlan County Kentucky hills for generations, so it is no surprise fans can hear the heritage of traditional bluegrass and country in their music. Their album, THE LIVE WE LIVE was released in July 2011 on Rural Rhythm Records and certainly showcases the incredible songwriting talents of this hot young group with all five band members contributing to this impressive first national release.
The band actually began in 2009 and early on they decided they would have to write their own material to ensure their music would appeal to both the younger generation as well as the fans of more traditional bluegrass and country music. As evidenced by recent reviews from media and radio, plus their growing number of loyal fans, they have certainly accomplished that goal.
In July 29, 2010, Cumberland River Band was invited to perform for the writers and producers of the FX Network’s TV show, JUSTIFIED while they were in Harlan gathering information for their upcoming season. With only 24 hours notice, the band got together and wrote a song, “Justified” as a gift to the show. They received a standing ovation from the writers and producers, including Graham Yost, the multi-award winning writer and producer. Cumberland River Band added the song to their debut album, ROCK ISLAND EXPRESS released September 3, 2010 and a newly cut version appears as a bonus track on their second album.
TV viewer’s got a taste of Cumberland River Band’s music in the opening scene of the March 2, 2011 JUSTIFIED episode, “For Blood or Money,” when they heard the band performing an instrumental version of their original song “Justified” during the opening scene. On the April 6, 2011 episode, viewers got a full dose when fans could hear the band performing five more of their songs during the first 30 minutes. During that time frame, the show was averaging 3.9 million total viewers on the first run of Season Two with a multi-run weekly average of 7.2 million total viewers and gaining fans every week. Bluegrass music is alive and well on national TV!
THE LIFE WE LIVE was produced by acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer, STEVE GULLEY. The album included members, Dustin Middleton, Joey Jones, Jamie Stewart, with special guests, Dale Ann Bradley, Justin Moses, James Dean and Andy Buckner. This impressive new project is a fine collection of original music of heart felt songs and haunting ballads written by Cumberland River Band and taken from their life experiences and campfire stories from Harlan County, Kentucky.
2012 got off to a great start for Cumberland River Band with a new VIDEO RELEASE of their original song “Justified” (now up to over 171,000 hits on youtube) and the Season 3 premiere the TV show (original air date January 17, 2012) that featured their original song, “Antietam’s Hill.” The band is honored to have their song “Justified” featured on the official soundtrack for the TV show JUSTIFIED
Doors Open: 6pm
Ticket cost: $10.00
Lonesome Pine Bluegrass Band takes the stage at 7pm
Cumberland River Band will take the stage at 8pm
Concessions (Soda, water, beer, popcorn) available
Free Wi-Fi in the theatre! Come try it out!