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2018 Tour

             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

OUr Story

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