• NewTown Does It Their Way

    Many new bands throw a recording project together, use it to reach promoters and hit the road to perform and sell copies. Kati Penn and NewTown took a different approach – touring and playing for three years, honing their craft

  • Water Under The Bridge from NewTown

    NewTown, formerly Kati Penn & Newtown, have released a first single to radio from their upcoming, self-titled album. The new record won't ship until December 1, but bluegrass radio can now download the single, Water Under The Bridge, from Airplay

  • New Kati Penn CD coming soon

    We heard yesterday from Jr. Williams, banjo picker with Kati Penn and Newtown, about the band's debut CD. This self-titled project is due in late October, featuring new songs from Jon Weisberger, Jeremy Garrett, Sarah Siskind, John Frazier, Dee Gaskin,

  • Jr. Williams makes a move

    Jr. Williams, long-time banjo player with NewFound Road, has decided to leave the band to be more available for his family - in more ways than one. He will instead be performing with his wife, Kati Penn, in her group. Jr. sent

  • Marty Raybon, Kati Penn online today

    Here are a couple of good choices for online listening for Friday, January 9. At noon, The Kati Penn Band will perform live on Blue Plate Special, broadcast from The Square Room in Knoxville, TN on WDVX. They will perform material from

  • Terry Poirier to Kati Penn Band

    The Kati Penn Band has announced the addition of Terry Poirier on string bass and vocals. Terry is a native of New Brunswick, Canada and lives now in Lexington, KY. He has performed in a number of bands and worked in

  • Kati Penn: My Turn To Cry

    Fiddler Kati Penn has just released her new CD, My Turn To Cry. The recording is produced by resophonic guitarist Rob Ickes and includes an all-star cast of players. In addition to her fiddling, Penn also contributes lead and harmony vocals

  • Kati Penn Band additions

    Kati Penn just wrote in to let us know about a couple new additions to her band. She has added Jimmy Redden on the 5-string banjo. Born in Soddy Daisy, TN, Jimmy has been playing the banjo since he was 10.

  • Kati Penn Band adds new members

    There have been a couple new additions to The Kati Penn Band over the last couple of months. We missed them, but Kati wrote in to let us know about them. Back in December, James Kee joined the band on mandolin.