Sharing a common love of music and life on the road, Fruition were originally brought together by the lure of adventure. For the last six years, the Portland, Ore. string infused quintet has racked up the miles playing sold out shows in their adopted hometown and garnering new fans across the country. Fruition released Just One of Them Nights in 2013 and it‰Ûªs an album that finds the band tackling the many struggles and successes that come along with living a vagabond lifestyle and the search for artistic clarity.
Fruition have become arduous road warriors traveling the country and showcasing their adventures and experiences through song. In 2011, Fruition recorded the EP It Won't Be Long. Soon after, the group's three prominent songwriters, Jay Cobb Anderson, Kellen Asebroek and Mimi Naja, discovered they had penned over forty tunes. The band knew it was time for the next level of their journey - to create a top-notch album recorded in a professional recording studio and capturing their foot-stomping, high-energy string-infused songs. The only hitch... where was a nomadic group of independent musicians going to find the funds to create this high caliber album? The answer came in the form of a successful Kickstarter campaign in which Fruition surpassed their goal of $20,000 through the help of diehard fans, friends, and family.
Though Just One of Them Nights captures a breadth of musical styles, it debuted at #11 on Soundscan‰Ûªs Bluegrass chart. The album was recorded at Old School Studios in Casper, CA on Highway 1 and features eleven original songs. The first single from the album, ‰ÛÏMountain Annie,‰Û� has become an Americana classic and garnered steady airplay at SiriusXM‰Ûªs JamOn. The song‰Ûªs steady gait and memorable melody hook audiences on first listen while Jay Cobb‰Ûªs lyrics address longing for a lover who is no longer present. On Kellen‰Ûªs ‰ÛÏBlue Light,‰Û� the band ventures into electric Rock 'n Roll territory and quickly transitions into a traditional country rhythm without missing a beat. ‰ÛÏBlue Light‰Û� features exuberant solos from Jay on guitar and Mimi on mandolin offering fans a taste of what‰Ûªs in store for fans at the band‰Ûªs live shows. ‰ÛÏThe Wanter,‰Û� penned by Mimi, the band erupts into a classic bluegrass inferno of fast and furious string picking showcasing their skill as well as some of their influences. And on ‰ÛÏGet In‰Û� the band slow it down a notch capture the mood of swimming in a languid ocean. The track sounds both fresh and familiar peppered with three-part harmonies and Mimi on mandolin.
Over the years, Fruition have toured with or collaborated with members of Railroad Earth, ALO, Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Elephant Revival and The Head and The Heart. They've thrilled audiences at festivals including High Sierra Music Festival, Northwest String Summit and All Good Music Festival, and played for packed rooms at Portland, OR‰Ûªs Crystal Ballroom, Boulder, CO‰Ûªs Fox Theater, San Francisco‰Ûªs Fillmore as well as the Great American Music Hall, Boston, MA‰Ûªs Brighton Music Hall and more. With no signs of slowing down, the band takes each day as it comes. From broken down vans and whiskey shots, to the lovers and loved-ones who check-in through the miles, at the end of the day it's Just One of Them Nights for this talented bunch who are experiencing a radiant present and looking towards an even brighter future. An upcoming EP recorded with their friends in Colorado‰Ûªs Grant Farm is due for release on September 23rd.
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