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One Time a Year

by Underhill Rose

Three-part harmonies grace this heartfelt Americana holiday single released by Asheville's preeminent female trinity.
Genre: Country: Americana
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Underhill Rose releases first holiday single—“One Time A Year”—a follow-up to the Americana top 20, critically-acclaimed release Something Real

Song reunites “heartfelt country soul” trio with Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies

ASHEVILLE, NC – Nov. 8, 2013 – Underhill Rose has announced the release of its first holiday-themed single, “One Time A Year.” The track is the first recording project for the band since the release of its top 20 Americana album, Something Real. Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies returns as the producer for the Eleanor Underhill written song, which was recorded at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording Studio.

“It's inspired by my family,” said Underhill. “It's light-hearted, though it highlights the possible fissures inherent in a diverse family. The overarching idea is that the holidays are a time to be together, no matter what your political persuasion or personal values may be. One time a year we come together—that is the heart of the holidays for me. Everything stops, and we spend time trading stories and thinking about those who have passed on. The song is about gratitude for having that special time each year.”

The song came to fruition following the airplay success of the band’s May release, Something Real. The album was financed by the band’s fanbase through the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, and “One Time A Year” can be seen as a ‘thank you’ to both groups.

“We can’t be more grateful for the support of our fans,” said Molly Rose. “We released the album thanks to their support and received an incredible amount of airplay from Americana radio, and stations of that ilk, around the world. So, when our radio promoter gave us the idea, we set our sights on releasing this song before the end of the year. It’s a holiday song and a ‘thank you’ in one.”

While “One Time A Year” focuses on Underhill’s personal holiday experience near the coast of North Carolina, the track was written in the western United States.

“We went on tour to my former state of residence – Montana – this summer,” said Salley Williamson. “[Something Real] was doing really well on the charts when this idea was presented to us. So, Eleanor wrote the majority of the song while we were on the road, and Molly and I helped her refine the lyrics. Then, Cruz contributed to some of the melody lines.”

“One Time A Year” features Underhill Rose members Eleanor Underhill on banjo and lead vocals; Molly Rose on guitar and harmony vocals; and Salley Williamson on upright bass and harmony. Contreras adds his musical talents on piano and sits-in for a cheery mandolin solo while his The Black Lillies’ bandmate, Bowman Townsend, joins the collaboration on drums.

The song is a feature in Underhill Rose live sets throughout the holidays, and a limited number of singles will be available for sale at concerts and for download at CDBaby.com. For more information, please visit UnderhillRose.com.

Eleanor Underhill - banjo, lead vocals
Molly Rose Reed - guitar, harmony vocals
Salley Williamson - upright bass, harmony vocals
Cruz Contreras - mandolin, piano
Bowman Townsend – drums

Written by Eleanor Underhill

Produced by Cruz Contreras
Engineered by Jon Ashley with help from Clay Miller
Mixed by Jon Ashley
Mastered by Evan Bradford
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Echo Mountain Recording Studios

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