Revonda Roberts & Harvest Wind

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

Lamon Recording artists Harvest Wind returns to Fountain General Store on Saturday for a night of original and classic bluegrass gospel music.

From the foothills of North Carolina, Harvest Wind uses music for its mission and has as its motto “Singing the Gospel, Bluegrass Style. They are popular performers at churches and bluegrass festivals throughout the United States and will be featured at this year’s upcoming Bluegrass & Barbecue Festival in Branson, Mo., and at the City Festival in New York City.

Harvest Wind features lead singer Revonda Roberts, who plays fiddle and writes many of the quintet’s original songs. One of Roberts’ songs, “Daughter of a Gamblin’ Man,” was nominated for a Dove Music Award last year as best gospel song of the year.

“They sing a lot of original bluegrass gospel,” said Alex Albright, store proprietor. “It’s not your typical bluegrass gospel show, though. ‘Daughter of a Gamblin’ Man,’ for example, is a hard-driving ballad of sin and redemption that sounds more like contemporary ‘new grass’ than the old church hymn done up in bluegrass style.”

That doesn’t mean, of course, that Harvest Wind doesn’t include a number of classic bluegrass gospel tunes in its shows.

The band has picked up two more nominations in this year’s Doves – . Their latest recording, Ancient of Days, is nominated for best bluegrass album of the year and the Lamon compilation Bluegrass Gospel Time, on which they are featured, is nominated for special event album of the year.

The 38th annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards will be presented at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on April 25.

Also in Harvest Wind are mandolin picker Lonnie Roberts; Justin Bowles on guitar and banjo; Robert McIntosh on upright bass; and Chuck Harris on guitar. All share vocal harmonies.

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, original, tradtional bluegrass