New Impromptu Town Mountain Recording Project Announced
To Honor The Grateful Dead in the year of the band’s 50th Anniversary
The band will record “Town Mountain” renditions of two of their favorite Grateful Dead songs
ASHEVILLE, NC — Town Mountain continues their Summer Tour 2015, traveling from coast to coast. The award-winning Asheville-based group is excited to debut at Yonder Mountain’s Northwest String Summit in Oregon where Bobby Britt will also be teaching a fiddle workshop with Darol Anger and Alex Hargraves. Other tour highlights include a performance at Steep Canyon Ranger’s Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, NC and the honor debuting their music at this year’s Americana Music Association Festival and Conference in Nashville.
Town Mountain’s hard drivin’ bluegrass sound, tight harmonies, and stellar in-house songwriting have become the band’s trademark. They light up the stage with their honky tonk edge and barroom swagger, featuring a Jimmy Martin-style bounce and confidence that is countered at times by a laid-back John Hartford-esque groove. Town Mountain includes Robert Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, and Adam Chaffins on bass.
Town Mountain is heading into the studio for an impromptu recording session during the summer of 2015. For this impromptu summer project, Town Mountain will be cutting two songs to pay tribute to The Grateful Dead. The Dead has had a huge influence on Town Mountain as a whole and each of its members. Banjoist Jesse Langlais says, “We want to honor their 50 year mark tour with Town Mountain renditions of two of our favorite Grateful Dead songs.” Look for these two new tunes this festival season.
Town Mountain just wrapped up the final touches of their 5th studio album. Produced and engineered by GRAMMY winner Dirk Powell, the album was recorded in Powell’s studio The Cypress House in south Louisiana. For a sneak peek at what to expect on the future album, watch the band perform a new original song, “Wildbird,” in this wonderful session filmed by Hype Music Festivals at the 2015 Suwannee Springfest in Live Oak, FL → http://bit.ly/Wildbird_byTownMountain_HYPE.
The festival season has been off to a great start with hefty tours throughout America including a show at Folk Alliance in Kansas City. Recently they were honored with their first appearance at CMA Fest (The Country Music Association) in Nashville. And a true highlight for the band was playing the closing Saturday night set at The Festival Of Bluegrass in Kentucky, A festival they have played for five years and traditionally one of the band’s musical heroes, The Seldom Scene, played that slot for the past 29 years or so. Langlais calls the experience, “Truly humbling!”
Town Mountain is in it for the long haul… check out out where they’ll be travelin’ to next and keep and eye on TownMountain.net for further dates as well as a brand new selection of merchandise. For updates from the road, please visit facebook.com/TownMountain, twitter.com/TownMountain, and instagram.com/townmountainbluegrass.
Town Mountain Summer Tour 2015:
7/10 Fri – Music Fest n’ Sugar Grove – Sugar Grove, NC
7/11 Sat – An Appalachian Evening at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center – Robbinsville, NC
7/12 Sun – Concerts for A Cause – Pittsboro, NC
7/18-19 Sat-Sun – Northwest String Summit – North Plains, OR
7/23 Thu – Liberty Theater – Watonga, OK
7/24 Fri – Southern Sound Concert Series – Oklahoma City, OK
7/25 Sat – Saxon Pub – Austin, TX
8/1-2 Sat-Sun – Sioux River Folk Festival – Canton, SD
8/3 Mon – Monday Night Concert Series – Sioux Falls, SD
8/6 Thu – Thursday Night Live – Courthouse Square – London, KY
8/7 Fri – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
8/8 Sat – Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival- Henderson, KY
8/13 Thu – Thursday Night Americana Series in Washington Park – Cincinnati, OH
8/14 Fri – Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. – Milwaukee, WI
8/15 Sat – LarryFest – LaFarge, WI
8/16 Sun – LarryFest After Party – Bangor, WI
9/2 Wed – Creative Alliance – Baltimore, MD
9/3 Thu – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northhampton, MA
9/5-6 Sat-Sun – Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival – Brunswick, ME
9/12 Sat – Mountain Song Festival – Brevard, NC
9/18 Fri – Americana Music Festival – Nashville, TN
9/19 Sat – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Morehead, KY