Charming Axe

Air Date: 05-27-14

It’s all about the singing. A common love for the pure, sweet, three-part harmonies of Bluegrass and mountain music is what brought Hannah, Rob and Eugenia together as Charming Axe. Rob Newhouse (guitar and vocals) possesses a talent and humor that infects the performance with fun. A veteran performer, having toured with Cyndi Lauper as well as his work with the Elvis brothers in the 80’s resulted in radio play and a cult following of fans.

Rob can also be heard around town in his power trio for toddlers, the Swing Sets. Eugenia Elliott, with her effortless sound will take you to a warmer land. An experienced and versatile singer, she has been performing in Chicago for the past 15 years. She performs regularly with local groups such as the Teflons and the Linda M. Smith band. For the past few years she has been exploring her southern roots in bluegrass music. A harmony lover from way back, Hannah Hill and her clear gentle soprano add a sweetness to the group that cements the blend. Charming Axe delivers their vocally driven, bluegrassy style that alternates between toe-tapping and lively to lazy and lush. Traditional tunes from groups such as the Louvin Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Rhonda Vincent are sure to please any fan of this kind of music and their adaptations of other more nontraditional and original songs keep their shows fresh and exciting every time.

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