Four acts in four days at Rev­elry Room

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Four acts over t he next four days will bring coun­try, new­grass, rock and hip- hop to Rev­elry Room’s stage.

The genre- span­ning week­end be­gins tonight, Feb. 1 5, with coun­try band The Lone Bel­low, fol­lowed by roots string band Fruition on Fri­day, Feb. 16. The ’ 80s mu­sic of Jour­ney played by De­par­ture trib­ute band will have the au­di­ence danc­ing Satur­day, Feb. 17, be­fore Chat­tanooga rap­per Tom Pasley per­forms his f irst Rev­elry Room show on Sun­day, Feb. 18.

Fans f amil­iar with Port­land, Ore.- based Fruition, may know the string band’s folk-rooted sound. But for the band’s new al­bum, “Watch­ing It All Fall Apart,” just out Feb. 2, Fruition teamed up with pro­ducer Tucker Mar­tine (My Morn­ing Jacket, The De­cem­berists) to color their sound with el­e­ments of psychedelia and soul.

Rev­elry Room pa­trons will be among the first to hear Fruition’s new mu­sic live on Fri­day.

Show­cas­ing the band’s three singer- song­writ­ers (Jay Cobb An­der­son, Kellen Ase­broek, Mimi Naja) “Watch­ing It All Fall Apart” finds Fruition more fully em­brac­ing rock and bring­ing a gritty vi­tal­ity to each track.

“We’ve been a band al­most 10 years now, and we’re at the point of be­ing com­fort­able in our skin and un­afraid to be what­ever we want as time goes on,” An­der­son says in a news re­lease.

“The songs are mostly breakup songs,” says Ase­broek. “There was love and now it’s gone. It’s about deal­ing with all that but still hav­ing hope in your heart, even if you’re feel­ing a lit­tle lost and jaded.”

In choos­ing a clos­ing track for “Watch­ing It All Fall Apart,” Fruition landed on “Eraser”— a slow-build­ing epic de­liv­er­ing a quiet mes­sage of hope in its fi­nal line: “Let it help you heal.”

“Be­cause there’s so much heart­break on this al­bum, we wanted to end on Kellen singing that last line very sweetly,” An­der­son says. “The whole point of hav­ing all th­ese sad songs is help­ing peo­ple to let those emo­tions out—and then hope­fully when they get to the end, they feel a lit­tle bet­ter about ev­ery­thing they’ve gone through along the way.”

For more in­for­ma­tion: 423-521-2929


Amer­i­cana/new­grass band Fruition plays Rev­elry Room on Fri­day at 9 p.m.

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