Trinity River Band is an Award-Winning Bluegrass, Americana andÂ Acoustic Roots band from Callahan, Florida that has burst onto theÂ national acoustic music scene in just eight short years. Tracing theirÂ beginnings to performances in their local area churches in early 2008,Â they went to full-time touring in 2011 and quickly gained a devotedÂ following nationwide.
There is no better harmony than that of a family band and the group’sÂ harmony blend perfectly serves their acoustic roots musical style. TheÂ years spent honing their vocals are evidenced by their recorded and liveÂ performances. The group includes the talents of Mike Harris (Guitar,Â Lead & Harmony Vocals); Lisa Harris (Bass, Harmony Vocals); JoshÂ Harris (Banjo, Dobro, Harmony Vocals); Brianna Harris (Fiddle, LeadÂ and Harmony Vocals); and the mesmerizing lead singer and Mandolinist,Â Sarah Harris who is a two-time IBMA Momentum Award Nominee inÂ the Vocalist of the Year Category.Â The band received more honors in 2014 as Strictly Country Magazine,Â the host of the fan-voted Spirit Awards, named Trinity River Bandâ€™sÂ song, â€śA Sinnerâ€™s Prayerâ€ť the 2014 â€śSong of the Yearâ€ť! In addition,Â Sarah Harris won her first individual award when she won the 2014Â Spirit Awards â€śSpirit of Christmas Awardâ€ť for her song, â€śThisÂ Christmasâ€ť!
The bandâ€™s 2014 CD release, â€śBetter Than Blueâ€ť, which includes â€śAÂ Sinnerâ€™s Prayerâ€ť, is still receiving extensive radio play on SiriusXMÂ satellite radio as well as terrestrial stations worldwide and is a showcaseÂ of the bandâ€™s versatility. Released on the Orange Blossom Records label,Â the album features new original material from Mike and Sarah Harris,Â Larry Cordle, Lisa Shaffer, Carl Jackson, Lucinda Williams, SarahÂ Pirkle, Brink Brinkman and Paula Breedlove. The title cut, â€śBetter ThanÂ Blueâ€ť debuted at #7 and spent 5 weeks on the Bluegrass Today WeeklyÂ National Survey Charts, peaking at #4!
TRBâ€™s most recent CD release (May 2015), â€śHeartstringsâ€ť has alreadyÂ seen the title cut reach #15 on the Bluegrass Today National Radio ChartÂ and is receiving stellar reviews from all over the world! Featuring sevenÂ completely original songs out of the twelve on the album, â€śHeartstringsâ€ťÂ showcases like never before the bandâ€™s versatility, both instrumentallyÂ and vocally. The album includes special guest artists Marty Raybon,Â singing a beautiful duet â€śFencesâ€ť with Sarah, and Mark Johnson, addingÂ his distinctive Clawgrass banjo on â€śTell Me Darlinâ€ť. From pure countryÂ to catchy swing to rollicking bluegrass, there is something for everyÂ Trinity River fan on the CD!Â In addition to the two CD projects just discussed, the band has also
recently completed a full-length Christmas album (On A Morning LikeÂ This, Dec 2014) and an all-gospel album (Jump Off The Ship, JuneÂ 2015) for a total CD output of FOUR albums in the last FOURTEENÂ MONTHS!
In addition to their musical exploits, the band has ventured intoÂ television, with appearances on â€śThe Dugger Mountain Showâ€ť whichÂ airs on the Heartland Network (formerly the Nashville Network) andÂ â€śDaytimeâ€ť the nationally syndicated morning show seen by over 3Â million viewers a week! In June 2015, Sarah will appear with LizzyÂ Long on Alex Rutledgeâ€™s show â€śBloodlineâ€ť, a hunting and cultural showÂ airing nationally on the Sportsmans channel. In this â€śBluegrass Babesâ€ťÂ episode, Sarah and Lizzy accompany Alex on a turkey hunt in Kentucky. Currently, Trinity River Band is booking more shows from late 2015Â and into 2016, backing up their CD releases and television appearancesÂ with live performances all over the country. From the Outer Banks ofÂ North Carolina, to the evergreen forests of Maine, to the beaches ofÂ South Florida, to the plains of Texas, all the way to the mountains ofÂ northern Idaho, Trinity River Band is â€śPlayinâ€™ on the Heartstrings!