• Old World – NewTown

    Based in Lexington, Kentucky, and fronted by vocalist/fiddler Kati Penn Williams and her singer/banjo player husband, Jr. Williams, NewTown produces a sound that typifies today’s new generation of bluegrass bands. Formed in 2009, the band got its start when Williams

  • Jared Hensley to NewTown

    On the heels of their latest album, Old World - from which the single Naomi Wise is moving up our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay chart - NewTown has announced the addition of Jared Hensley to the band on guitar. Jared had

  • Jr Williams gets a pacemaker installed

    Jr Williams, in the hospital on Wednesday, and getting the oil changed on Thursday Jr Williams, the gregarious banjo player with NewTown spent the past two days in the hospital getting a pacemaker installed. He tells us that his heart rate had

  • Heart Of Stone drops for NewTown

    Mountain Home Music has released a second single this summer from Kentucky's NewTown. The husband-and-wife band features vocals from Kati Penn Williams and Jr Williams, both veterans of the bluegrass circuit for many years. This time it's Kati's turn out front

  • Halloween bluegrass for 2017

    We've found a couple of photos of bluegrass artists dressed up for Halloween. First up, NewTown, in their scariest attire...... and a Who Wore It Best between Darrell Webb and Skip Cherryholmes.If you find any others, send 'em our way and

  • NewTown on launch of Nashville Insider

    September 5 will mark the debut of a new television program airing on multiple cable and satellite platforms. Called Nashville Insider, the show will be hosted by Caroline Cutbirth Hobby, a Nashville songwriter and performer, and a former contestant on The

  • Harlan Road – NewTown

    NewTown, the band project for husband-and-wife grassers Katie Penn and Jr. Williams, have scored again with their new Mountain Home project, Harlan Road. These two make a perfect musical team. Kati sings with a smooth, agile voice while Jr.'s voice is more gruff

  • Harlan Road – new single from NewTown

    Mountain Home Music has released Harlan Road, the title cut and first single from their upcoming NewTown project, due to hit on July 8. The band is based around the music of the husband/wife team of Jr. and Kati Penn Williams. Both share

  • Harlan Road coming from NewTown

    Mountain Home Music has announced July 8 for the release date for Harlan Road, their next album for Kentucky's NewTown. It's been three years since we've had a new project from this talented group, fronted by the husband/wife team of Kati