Biography

Trinity River Band is an Award-Winning Bluegrass, Americana and Acoustic Roots band from Callahan, Florida that has burst onto the national acoustic music scene in just eight short years. Tracing their beginnings to performances in their local area churches in early 2008, they went to full-time touring in 2011 and quickly gained a devoted following nationwide.

There is no better harmony than that of a family band and the group’s harmony blend perfectly serves their acoustic roots musical style. The years spent honing their vocals are evidenced by their recorded and live performances. The group 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 and Harmony Vocals); and the mesmerizing lead singer and Mandolinist, Sarah Harris who is a two-time IBMA Momentum Award Nominee in the Vocalist of the Year Category. The band received more honors in 2014 as Strictly Country Magazine, the host of the fan-voted Spirit Awards, named Trinity River Band’s song, “A Sinner’s Prayer” the 2014 “Song of the Year”! In addition, Sarah Harris won her first individual award when she won the 2014 Spirit Awards “Spirit of Christmas Award” for her song, “This Christmas”!

The band’s 2014 CD release, “Better Than Blue”, which includes “A Sinner’s Prayer”, is still receiving extensive radio play on SiriusXM satellite radio as well as terrestrial stations worldwide and is a showcase of the band’s versatility. Released on the Orange Blossom Records label, the album features new original material from Mike and Sarah Harris, Larry Cordle, Lisa Shaffer, Carl Jackson, Lucinda Williams, Sarah Pirkle, Brink Brinkman and Paula Breedlove. The title cut, “Better Than Blue” debuted at #7 and spent 5 weeks on the Bluegrass Today Weekly National Survey Charts, peaking at #4!

TRB’s most recent CD release (May 2015), “Heartstrings” has already seen the title cut reach #15 on the Bluegrass Today National Radio Chart and is receiving stellar reviews from all over the world! Featuring seven completely original songs out of the twelve on the album, “Heartstrings” showcases like never before the band’s versatility, both instrumentally and vocally. The album includes special guest artists Marty Raybon, singing a beautiful duet “Fences” with Sarah, and Mark Johnson, adding his distinctive Clawgrass banjo on “Tell Me Darlin”. From pure country to catchy swing to rollicking bluegrass, there is something for every Trinity River fan on the CD! In addition to the two CD projects just discussed, the band has also
recently completed a full-length Christmas album (On A Morning Like This, Dec 2014) and an all-gospel album (Jump Off The Ship, June 2015) for a total CD output of FOUR albums in the last FOURTEEN MONTHS!

In addition to their musical exploits, the 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 will appear with Lizzy Long on Alex Rutledge’s show “Bloodline”, a hunting and cultural show airing nationally on the Sportsmans channel. In this “Bluegrass Babes” episode, Sarah and Lizzy accompany Alex on a turkey hunt in Kentucky. Currently, Trinity River Band is booking more shows from late 2015 and into 2016, backing up their CD 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 “Playin’ on the Heartstrings!

 

Mike Harris – Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals

 Lisa Harris – Bass and Harmony Vocals Sarah Harris – Mandolin; Lead & Harmony Vocals

Josh Harris – Banjo, Dobro and Harmony Vocals

Brianna – Fiddle; Harmony Vocals