Date Venue Location Time
- January 27th, 2018 8th Annual March for Life St. Mary Cathedral Parish Gaylord, MI 11:30am-3pm
- February 10th, 2018 Christian School Auction Fundraiser Otsego Club, Gaylord, MI 5pm - 7pm
- February 16th, 2018 LIVE Music Otsego Club, Gaylord, MI 7pm - 10pm
- April 5th, 2018 ICMA Award Pre-Show Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN TBD
Neshama is an Americana-Country trio inspired by the Adirondack Mountains, their faith and their country. Their original music carries heavy Celtic and Bluegrass undertones, and their inspired sound is as fresh as the air they grew up breathing.
Travis Bartow, lead vocalist and instrumentalist, began playing several instruments and writing music at a young age. Jonathan Newell (who says his spirit-instrument is the banjo) began writing music with Travis when they were teenagers, adding an even richer complexity to the original sound. Travis' brother Isaac took up the piano at a young age and later joined the band, adding more dynamic to their sound.
In early September of 2017, the band entered the Inspirational Country Music Association (ICMA) Talent Showcase in Somerset, KY. Winning first place, they went on to compete in the national competition in Nashville, TN November of 2017 where they claimed Grand Prize. In winning the national Talent Showcase, Neshama has been invited to attend and perform at the ICM Awards in April at the Grand Ol' Opry House in Nashville.
"Neshama" is derived from Genesis 2:7, “And Jehovah Elohim formed Man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath [neshamah] of life ; and Man became a living soul."
Travis Bartow: Lead Vocals, Irish Bouzouki, Guitar, Violin, Banjo, Cajon Box Drum
Johnny Newell: Baritone Vocals, Banjo, Guitar, Irish Bouzouki
Isaac Bartow: Tenor Vocals, Piano