Harper Family signs with Pisgah Ridge

The Harper Family of Missouri is the latest up-and-coming bluegrass act to be signed to Crossroads Entertainment’ Pisgah Ridge label.

This Gospel singing clan consists of Gaylon and Katrina Harper and their three children, Dalton, Dillon and Hannah, who have all been picking and singing since they were young. Gaylon and Katrina met and fell for each other while Gaylon was playing banjo for Katrina’s family band, The Bob Lewis Family. I doubt there was ever any doubt that these two would start their own group.

So mom is on bass and dad on banjo, with Dillon on mandolin, Hannah on fiddle and Dalton on guitar. They have three prior albums as The Harper Family.

The new CD, Changes, isn’t due until July 17, but here is a video of them tracking recently at the Crossroads studio in North Carolina to give you a taste of their sound.

It’s a real sign of the times to see 12 year old Hannah reading the words from her phone while singing the scratch vocal. Back in my day…

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.