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Town Mountain’s “Leave the Bottle” Releases TODAY, Sept 4th, Through Pinecastle Records

Debuts at #4 on Bluegrass Today’s Radio Charts!

“Leave the Bottle” is now available on iTunes

To celebrate release week, Town Mountain is offering the title track as a FREE download through next Tuesday!

LISTEN to a fantastic interview (and some great tunes) with Town Mountain’s Jesse Langlais as he talks with Sloane Spencer from Country Fried Rock about the new album, musical influences and more!

What the Press is Saying about “Leave the Bottle”

“I’m not sure what the definition of bluegrass would be in words alone, but if that definition was set to music, it would probably sound something like Town Mountain’s new Pinecastle Records release, Leave the Bottle… I could go on. There are no duds, and no filler songs on this project, which was produced by Mike Bub. But you get the point. This, my friends, is how bluegrass is supposed to sound.” —David Morris, Bluegrass Today

“Kudos to Town Mountain for keeping the traditional spirit of the genre alive while at the same time pushing the boundaries.” —Jeffrey Sisk, The Daily News

“It’s been a long and occasionally arduous climb, but the view from atop Town Mountain is starting to look mighty fine indeed.” —Steve Wildsmith, Daily Times

“On Bottle, that mix manifests itself in songs about everything from cabin fever (‘Greenbud on the Flower’) to double murders (‘Away From Home’)” —Ashley Melzer, Indy Week

“Town Mountain take a steady-handed approach to bluegrass, bass lines and guitars chugging along patiently as mandolin, fiddle and banjo add prickly texture to the higher registers.” —Jordan Lawrence, Shuffle

“Faithfully mirroring its Western North Carolina home base, the band Town Mountain blends traditional and progressive elements… They’ve written new songs about running from the law, songs about being on the road (involving the law), songs about love (more often being on the losing end of it), songs about the rat-race.” —Robin Tolleson, Bold Life

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Town Mountain’s years of touring have created a mature well-traveled sound, a telepathic pickin’ style filled with mesmerizing interplay, and intoxicating rhythms that energize every tune. On Leave the Bottle, released TODAY, September 4th, the band presents 11 original band-member written tunes and one cover. One listen to their instantly memorable songs, and it’s plain to see why Grammy-winner Mike Bub would align with the group to produce Leave the Bottle as well as 2011’s Steady Operator, both released through Pinecastle Records. Banjo player extraordinaire and longtime member of the Sam Bush Band, Scott Vestal, also joined the team by engineering the new album, which was recorded at Digital Underground Studio in Nashville, TN.

Town Mountain is Phil Barker on mandolin & vocals, Robert Greer on lead vocals & guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo & vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, and Jon Stickley rounds them out with his steady bass and rock-solid guitar & vocals.

www.TownMountain.net

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Behind the Scene wit the Stig: Here are a few excerpts from a great interview with Greg Stiglets of Dehlia Low on Country Fried Rock. Please follow the link for the full article.

Dehlia Low on Country Fried Rock

…Musicians with names derived from card playing, Asheville, North Carolina-based Dehlia Low brings their twist on old time music to new audiences.  Greg Stiglets, “The Stig,” began playing an air organ as a child, rocking popular movie themes, and picked up the guitar at 14 when he realized that instrument held more appeal for teenage girls than the funky organ.  The skateboarding devotee hid his appreciation for Bob Dylan and Neil Young from his Ice T- and Ice Cube-listening friends.  . .
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Stig’s lowkey, self-effacing humor runs throughout our conversation, with such gems as, “I left the skateboarding scene when I was no longer at the top of my game.  I couldn’t do the tricks anymore.  My body wouldn’t keep up.  . .

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