Fruition, who comes to the Octave on Sat. 2/17, has come a long way since their last visit to the Cincinnati area one year ago as the supporting act for Greensky Bluegrass. Their new album “Watching It All Fall Apart” released 2/2 on LoHi records is a case study on their maturation as a band, displaying their evolved sound from seemingly purposely indefinable folk-bluegrass-jam act to a full-fledged Americana rock band.
The new album has relics of their more acoustic roots, like the folksy “Northern Town” sung by female vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mimi Naja–but the whole of the album is a modern and refreshing blend (rather than hodge podge) of their influences that yields an impressive Americana sound landing somewhere between Edward Sharpe and Dr. Dog. Honestly–the album is great. This matured sound, combined with their impressive musicianship sharpened by coming up through the ranks of jamband and bluegrass festivals, recently landed them an appearance on NPR’s eTown podcast, a two-night headlining album release party at Denver’s historic Ogden Theater, and a 5-show stint supporting Jack Johnson.
All that being said, this was almost certainly be your last opportunity to see Fruition at an up-close-and-personal venue like the Octave. So get it while you can, we’ll see you there!