RAISING RIVER BAND
We are currently a five piece Americana/Bluegrass band. We feature guitars, banjo, mandolin, dobro and peddle steel guitar as well as enchanting harmonies and compelling music that touches your soul. Based in both West Virginia and Central New Jersey we are a band of diverse players and songwriters that together create a family. We play many exciting originals and also covers from all genres.
Rebecca Copeland and Sharis Swartley
Rebecca Copeland and Sharis met in high school in Santa Cruz, CA and they have been singing together ever since! Both strong songwriters in their own rights, their voices complement each other in a magical way that enchants and delights the ear of the listener. Their sound and complex harmonies rival the Indigo Girls and the diverse harmonies of Sarah McLachlan. The two perform as a duo and also individually.
OTHER PAST PROJECTS
THE UNION was a group of talented musicians that blended their voices in intricate harmonies and instrumentation to create enjoyable sounds to delight all. The Union was made up of talented singer-songwriters, bringing exciting four-part harmonies, originals and trumpet to the local music scene. They share a folky-funky-country-rock sound with a lot of spirit! Their joy and enthusiasm for music would shine through as their material was diverse, sharing both originals and covers of many styles and flavors. Below is a video of Sharis performing one of her popular originals at the world-famous "Dr Lou's Place in Roebling, NJ."
The Genies was a group of three singer-songwriters, Sharis, Heidi Winzinger and Mir Stavola, joining forces to create dynamic harmonies and delightful music. Each having their own distinct style, and they all took turns complementing each other's music with harmonies, guitar, bass and percussion. The result was an entertaining experience that all who hear their music enjoy. Below is a video featuring one of Mir Stavola's originals. Visit our Facebook page to see some other videos and pics of the Genies. https://www.facebook.com/geniesmusic/videos/368656783181521