Over the past year, Fruition has been blowing up on a national scale, slowly but steadily climbing up the bill for renowned music festivals and performing iconic venues like Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Highlighting this success, to round out 2017, the band took to their hometown of Portland, Oregon, for a jam-packed two-night New Year’s Eve run at The Crystal Ballroom.

On the night leading up to New Year’s Eve, Fruition debuted a new arrangement of their fan-favorite “There She Was”. While the song has been in the group’s live rotation for a number of years, during this performance, Fruition offered up a new take on the tune that was re-arranged for the studio—the band later played the old arrangement of “There She Was” the next night, on New Year’s Eve proper, as a nod to the differences between the two versions of the song. This new rendition will also be officially released on the band’s upcoming new album, Watching It All Fall Apart, which was produced by Tucker Martine and is due out on February 2nd via LoHi Records.

Kellen Asebroek told us this about the initial creation of “There She Was”:

I came home from my local haunt one night and was feeling particularly down. I put on a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young record and heard this rocking folk-tinged four-on-the-floor disco type song (I don’t even remember what song it was). I switched gears and started writing immediately because I wanted to make something like this CSNY song. Lo and behold, “There She Was” turned out nothing like that song, hah!

You can enjoy the Live For Live Music premiere of Fruition’s new rendition of “There She Was” from the band’s New Year’s Eve run in Portland below, which was captured by Mark’s Memories. For more information about Watching It All Fall Apart, head over to Fruition’s website here, plus check out the group’s extensive list of upcoming tour dates below.

Upcoming Fruition Tour Dates

01/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room*
02/02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre^
02/03 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre^
02/07 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada*
02/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Atomic Cowboy Pavillion*
02/09 – Chicago, IL @ Martyrs*
02/10 – Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
02/14 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl
02/15 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
02/16 – Covington, KY @ Octave
02/17 – Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
02/18 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley
02/21 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
02/22 – Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn’s
02/24 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ WinterWonderGrass Festival
02/25 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ WinterWonderGrass Festival
03/17 – West Dover, VT @ Shamrock Weekend Mt Snow
04/06 – Olympic Valley, CA @ WinterWondergrass Tahoe
04/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bender Jamboree
05/24 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
05/25 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
05/26 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
05/27 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
06/01 – Taos, NM @ Music On the Mothership
06/28 – Rothbury, MI @Electric Forest
07/21 – North Plains, OR Northwest String Summit
07/22 – North Plains, OR @ Northwest String Summit
08/18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (opening for Railroad Earth)

* with support from Daniel Edward Rodriguez of Elephant Revival
^ with support from Rayland Baxter and featuring a string section led by Bevin Foley of Trout Steak Revival

[Photo: Jessie McCall]