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The Harlow Experience and The Broadcast to headline BORDER BASH...Because It's Great on State!

June 29, 2011

Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance are happy to announce that The Harlow Experience and The Broadcast will be playing the fifth Border Bash summer concert of the year on Friday, July 1, 2011. This Bash will be in conjunction with Celebrate Bristol’s Independence Weekend Celebration! The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6:00 PM, LIVE music begins at 7:00 PM with The Harlow Experience, followed by The Broadcast starting at approximately 8:30PM. Remember that Border Bash is free to the public! We look forward to seeing you on State Street!!!

The event is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance. A special thank you to our Sponsors for 2011: City of Bristol TN and City of Bristol VA, Wachovia Bank – A Wells Fargo Company, PennStuart, Dent K. Burk & Associates, Greg Fahn & Rob Simis – Edward Jones Investments, Merrill Lynch, Blakley-Mitchell, Curcio & Stout, Kerr-Boswell, Inc., Blackbird Bakery, Kil’n Time Pottery, Strongwell, First Tennessee Foundation, Bank of Tennessee, Burke, Powers & Harty, Inc., Nash & Powers Insurance, Bristol Dental Group, Cranberry Lane, JA Street & Associates, Inari Wines, Sound Check Music, Jeff & Terri Gregory and Tom & Barbara Smith. In-Kind Sponsors-Coca Cola Distributing, CW4 and Fox Tri-Cities, The Bristol Herald Courier and Citadel Broadcasting.

The Harlow Experience – The Harlow Experience is a family band consisting of Marvin Harlow, (Guitar) his brother Ed,(Banjo) Marvin's son Danny,(Fiddle) Ed's son Alan (Bass) and their Nephew Glen (mandolin). The Harlows all play in different bands but occasionally get together to form The Harlow Experience. They have fun doing so and their fun spills over into the audience. They bring their family sense of humor to the show and enjoy interacting with each other on stage. Their show is impromptu. At times some of the band members are taken by surprise by things that transpire. The Harlow's have been playing traditional music for over sixty years. They are a versatile group offering family harmonies and superior instrumentation.

The Broadcast – With powerful and soulful melodies, polyrhythmic grooves and an uncanny ability to connect with listeners it's no wonder The Broadcast has audiences across the country entranced. Originally formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2007, this young, six-piece soul infused rock band is known for their tight, high-energy performances that have vaulted them into the national spotlight. The Broadcast draws influences from the funky and soulful “Motown Sound” and the raw vocal prowess of singers such as Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin. Platinum blonde, Caitlin Krisko, whose commanding and captivating voice has been compared to the likes of Adele and Grace Potter, fronts the band with a prowess not often found in vocalists her age. Their powerhouse performances are not only characterized by Krisko’s dynamic voice but also by the interplay of the band. The trio of Michael Davis (drums), Matthew Davis (bass) and Tyler Householder (percussion) create rich foundations of rhythm that drive the band. Guitarist Aaron Austin and keyboardist Rich Brownstein punctuate the group’s sound with their soulful solo’s and deep tonal textures.

For more information about The Broadcast, visit www.thebroadcastmusic.com.
For more information about Border Bash please visit www.believeinbristol.org, www.bristolrhythm.com, or call (423) 573-2200 or (423) 573-4898