Tony Mowell to NewTown

Tony Mowell - photo by Ted LehmannNewTown has announced Tony Mowell as their new bass player, just in time for the start of their 2014 touring season. With a strong new record, Time Machine, and a good bit of momentum from last year, the band has every reason to expect big things in 2014.

Tony has worked with a number of groups, including Brand New Strings and Blue Moon Rising, and lives in eastern Tennessee.

The band is based around the singing of the husband/wife team of Jr. and Kati Williams on banjo and fiddle respectively, with CJ Cain on guitar and Clint Hurd on mandolin.

The guys (and gal) in NewTown are happy to have him on board.

“After a long search, we are pleased to announce we have filled the position for bass player left vacant after the departure of Terry Poirier. Tony Mowell is no stranger to bluegrass music, having spent some time most recently with the band Blue Moon Rising. Tony is a multi instrumentalist, singer-songwriter whose talents will be put to great use!

We are excited about the energy Tony brings to our group and can’t wait to show him off this summer. Looking forward to a great year!”

And Tony is rarin’ to go…

“Having taken some time off from the road I was able to spend time doing a lot of songwriting and catching up with folks from some different genres of music that I had lost contact with. Now, I’m really excited about this opportunity with NewTown to get back on the road and create music with this extremely talented group of musicians. I’m honored that they would want to invite me along on their musical journey and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us.”

Here’s a look at the video NewTown created when Time Machine was released late last year.

You can keep up with their tour dates online.

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