The multi-award winning Trinity River Band from Callahan, Florida burst onto the national acoustic music scene just eight short years ago. Tracing their beginnings to performances in their local churches in early 2008, they quickly transitioned into a full-time national touring act in 2011. Their popular mix of Inspirational Country, Acoustic Roots, Folk and Bluegrass music performances quickly garnered them a loyal and devoted nationwide following.
âTrinity River Band has an incredibly close and beautiful family harmony,â says Kentucky Music Hall of Famer and Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, Larry Cordle. They have spent years honing this ultra-tight vocal blend that perfectly serves their acoustic roots musical style.
The band includes the talents of Mike Harris (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Lisa Harris (Bass, Harmony Vocals); Josh Harris (Banjo, Dobro, Harmony Vocals); Brianna Harris (Fiddle, Lead & Harmony Vocals); and the mesmerizing Lead Vocalist and Mandolinist, Sarah Harris. Sarahâs vocals (that are called âangelicâ by the Multi-Grammy Award-Winning Artist and Producer, Carl Jackson) have garnered her two IBMA Momentum Award Nominations in the Vocalist of the Year Category.
The band received more honors in 2014 when Strictly Country Magazine, the host of the fan-voted Spirit Awards, named Trinity River Bandâs song, âA Sinnerâs Prayerâ Song of the Year. In addition, Sarah Harris won her ďŹrst individual award when the publication honored her with the Spirit of Christmas Award for her original song, âThis Christmas.â
With an incredibly busy tour schedule, the band was still able to record and release four impressive albums in 14 months on the Orange Blossom Records label. Heartstrings, released in May 2015, certainly showcases the groupâs versatility, both instrumentally and vocally. This 12 track project features 7 original songs including the title track that quickly made its debut at #15 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Weekly Song Chart. Other tracks include their popular Reba McIntyre cover âHow Blueâ that is currently receiving significant airplay on SiriusXM radio and made its debut on the Roots Music Reportâs Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart. Heartstrings includes special guest artists Marty Raybon, singing a beautiful duet âFencesâ with Sarah, and Mark Johnson, adding his distinctive Clawgrass banjo on âTell Me Darlin.â From pure country to catchy swing to rollicking bluegrass, there is something for every Trinity River fan on the album!
In June 2015, right on the heels of Heartstrings, the band released an all-gospel album, Jump Off the Ship due to their many fan requests.
In 2014, they completed a full-length Christmas album, On A Morning Like This (December â14) and also their chart hit bluegrass album, Better Than Blue (April â14) their first on the Orange Blossom Records label. The title cut, âBetter Than Blueâ debuted at #7 and spent 5 weeks on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Weekly Song Chart, peaking at #4. It features original material from Mike and Sarah Harris, along with songs written by some of todayâs top songwriters including Larry Cordle, Lisa Shaffer, Carl Jackson, Lucinda Williams, Sarah Pirkle, Brink Brinkman and Paula Breedlove.
In addition to their musical exploits, the Trinity River Band has ventured into television, with appearances on The Dugger Mountain Show which airs on the Heartland Network (formerly the Nashville Network) and Daytime the nationally syndicated morning show seen by over 3 million viewers a week. In June 2015, Sarah appeared with Lizzy Long on Alex Rutledgeâs show Bloodline, a hunting and cultural show airing nationally on the Sportsmans channel. In the âBluegrass Babesâ episode, Sarah and Lizzy accompany Alex on a turkey hunt in Kentucky.
Currently, Trinity River Band continues to add even more shows to their busy schedule, backing up their popular album releases and television appearances with live performances all over the country. From the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to the evergreen forests of Maine, to the beaches of South Florida, to the plains of Texas, all the way to the mountains of northern Idaho, Trinity River Band is Playinâ on the Heartstrings!