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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



Town Mountain IBMA Showcase Schedule

Tues, Sept 25th  4pm  WAMU LIVE
NCC, Rm. 107
Tues, Sept 25th  10:15pm  Pinecastle Records/ Mountain Music Entertainment  
Jacks BBQ, 416 Broadway
Tues, Sept 25th  Midnight/ 12am Quicksilver Productions Showcase
NCC, Rm. 213
Wed, Sept 26th  11:35pm  Acoustic Trail Showcase 
Renaissance Ste. 2104
Asheville, NC’s Bluegrass Band Town Mountain is touring the country around their fourth album, Leave the Bottle [Released September 4, 2012]. 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 on bass, guitar & vocals.
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 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’s impeccable bluegrass credentials are obvious on every cut – strong heartfelt vocals combine with clean, well articulated instrumentals to make powerful straight-ahead original bluegrass.” —Steven Stone, Audiophile


“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

Without doubt, this band has fine writing chops.”
Donald Teplyske, Lonesome Road Review
There’s a new mountain in town – Town Mountain – and they get down with heart, grit, soul and drive! They’ll get you moving!” —Jim Lauderdale
Centered around strong, soulful vocals, and poised to stay put. Town Mountain are true to bluegrass in all the right ways and this new project keeps them firmly connected to the traditions of the genre, while also allowing them to reach out into the broad horizon of string band music. Leave the Bottle comes highly recommended.” —Woody Platt of the Steep Canyon Rangers

Town Mountain will be LIVE on WDVX’s Tennessee Shines at 7pm EST on Monday, September 24th.
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