Town Mountain and Jon Stickley Trio
The Soundry, Columbia, MD (November 1, 2019)
Asheville-based group Town Mountain will perform at The Soundry on November 1, 2019 in support of their acclaimed recent album New Freedom Blues. The five-piece band will co-bill with Jon Stickley Trio, another Asheville-based group, for a wild night of Halloween-weekend music. Both bands performed at the Charm City Bluegrass Festival earlier this year, and they have been itching to return to the Baltimore area. These guys know each other very well, so it’s fair to expect some epic sit-in action! CLICK HERE for tickets and more info.
Check out the video below of the band performing their well-known rendition of Bruce Springsteen‘s “I’m On Fire” live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre supporting Tyler Childers.
Since their inception over a decade ago, Town Mountain has continuously redefined modern roots music, making waves in both the studio and the live music circuit; from holding spots on the Billboard Bluegrass and Americana Radio charts for multiple weeks, to appearing on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage and Red Rocks with Tyler Childers and Robert Earl Keen. Their recent release New Freedom Blues has been praised by SiriusXM, No Depression, The Bluegrass Situation, American Songwriter, The Boot, and Rolling Stone Country, who named the group an “Artist You Need to Know”.
Known for their rowdy, energetic performances, Town Mountain’s live show is a testament of each member’s refined musicianship. Rolling Stone recently commented that the band is “reshaping a strict genre”, adding, “Call it an evolution or a revolution, but it’s clear that Town Mountain is at the forefront.”
Comprised of Jesse Langlais (banjo/vocals), Phil Barker (mandolin/vocals), vocalist/guitarist Robert Greer, fiddle player Bobby Britt, and bassist Zach Smith, Town Mountain recorded New Freedom Blues at Asheville’s iconic Echo Mountain Studios with producer Caleb Klauder. The 11 tracks that comprise the album span the sum total of the band’s eclectic influences, from traditional bluegrass to roots pop to hardscrabble honky tonk, and features drummer/Sturgill Simpson collaborator Miles Miller, as well as a co-write with Tyler Childers.
GRAMMY winner, producer, and musician Buddy Miller said of the group, “Town Mountain aren’t out to reinvent the wheel, they’re like a new set of the finest tires that gives you a new ride. There’s no fat, no gratuitous notes, no extra stuff, just amazing songs, singing and playing from one of the best bands out there… or maybe they are the new wheel.”