Sun Nov 4 2018

7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Southgate House Revival - The Lounge

111 E Sixth Street Newport, KY 41071

$10 adv/ $12 dos

Ages 18+

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Town Mountain, The Misty Mountain String Band

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  • Town Mountain

    Town Mountain

    Bluegrass

    ASHEVILLE, NC

    --

    Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger,

    Town Mountain

    has earned raves for

    their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting a

    nd the honky-tonk edge

    that permeates their

    exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club

    or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of

    Town Mountain's music is the first and second generation

    of bluegrass spiced with country, old school

    rock

    n

    roll, and boogie-woogie. It's what else goes into th

    e mix that brings it all to life both on stage and

    on record and reflects the group's wide-ranging influences

    from the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and

    the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vin

    tage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle.

    The Bend Bulletin

    s Brian McElhiney says Town Mountain,

    has serious country and rock

    n

    roll DNA.

    Town Mountain features guitarist and vocalist

    Robert Greer

    , banjoist

    Jesse Langlais

    , mandolinist

    Phil

    Barker

    , fiddler

    Bobby Britt

    , and

    Zach Smith

    on bass.

    Town Mountain just finished recording their 6th studio a

    lbum at Echo Mountain Studios with roots music

    hero Caleb Klauder producing. Slated to release this Fal

    l, the album is full of new material and features

    several guest artists including Tyler Childers who co-wrot

    e one of the songs, Miles Miller (Sturgill

    Simpson, drummer), and other friends. They are also excit

    ed to be the host of the 2018 MerleFest

    Midnight Jam and will be performing at Joe Val Bluegrass

    Festival and John Hartford Memorial Festival

    among others in 2018.

    Their 5th studio album,

    Southern Crescent

    ,

    came out April 1, 2016 on LoHi Records. Produced and

    engineered by GRAMMY winner

    Dirk Powel

    l,

    Southern Crescent

    was recorded in Powell

    s studio

    The

    Cypress House

    in south-central Louisiana town of Breaux Bridge.

    Since it

    s release the band debuted

    on the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium stages

    in 2016 bringing their sound to new

    audiences.

    The critically acclaimed album debuted at #4 on the Bil

    lboard Bluegrass Chart while staying

    for ten weeks on the Americana Music Association's radio chart

    Top 40.

    This Asheville band killed it at the Ryman this summe

    r [2016] opening up the bluegrass series and they

    put out this stellar collection of original songs tha

    t asserts them as the hippest, bluest traditional bl

    uegrass

    band of their generation.

    In an era of bluegrass with manners, they cut with a

    serrated edge

    ,

    exclaims Nashville

    s Roots Radio

    s Craig Havighurst

    in his list of

    Essential Americana Albums We

    Loved in 2016.

    Town Mountain returned to the Grand Ole Opry in July 2

    017!

    Other albums include

    Leave The Bottle

    (Pinecastle Records 2012),

    Steady Operator

    (Pinecastle

    Records 2011), and

    Heroes & Heretics

    (October 2008). They also independently released a

    LIVE

    album

    (2014 from a show at Isis Music Hall in Asheville) as wel

    l as a two-song EP (2015) of Grateful Dead tunes

    called

    The Dead Sessions

    . Their debut album (June 2008) is entitled

    Original Bluegrass and Roots

    Country

    and KSUT/Durango Telegraph

    s Chris Aaland writes,

    No critic has coined a better phrase to

    describe their sound.

    While the members have taken the road less traveled whe

    n it comes to the mainstream or traditional

    purists, they

    ve been dubbed as "The Taco Stand Troubadours

    by Aaland (due to their frequent stops at

    such establishments) and he calls them

    one of those bands that has paid its dues and won o

    ver the

    Durango audience through the years, much like the Gourds an

    d Leftover Salmon.

    They have performed opening shows with Railroad Earth,

    Peter Rowan, Hard Working Americans,

    Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Hackensaw Boys,

    Ralph Stanley and his Clinch

    Mountain Boys, The Del McCoury Band, The Seldom Scene, The I

    nfamous Stringdusters, Bobby Hicks,

    The Steep Canyon Rangers, and Jim Lauderdale among others

    .

    What has become one of the group

    s more memorable live performance songs is their cover of

    Bruce

    Springsteen

    s

    I

    m On Fire,

    which they first recorded in 2008

    s

    Heroes & Heretics,

    with Greer

    s

    distinctive Southern drawl at the forefront. The track has re

    ached over 3.3 million listens on Spotify

    .

    The

    Atlantic

    s

    Matt Vasilogambros

    writes,

    Bruce Springsteen is a natural fit for bluegrass

    ...

    Even the Boss

    s earlier music had hints of folk influences. Just list

    en to

    I

    m On Fire

    ”...

    I keep turning to one cover, which

    I admittedly listen to more often than the original.

    It

    s from Town Mountain

    ...

    They dropped the

    synthesizer, added a banjo, a fiddle, and another singe

    r for harmony, and made a gem.

    Another fan favorite is their Jimmy Martin-esque origina

    l

    Lawdog,

    penned by Barker in 2012,

    which music journalist

    Juli Thanki instantly called an

    unearthed classic

    when the album was

    released. They recorded a

    live version of the song at WAMU

    s Bluegrass Country Radio

    in 2013 which

    has over 125,000 views and continues to be a barn bur

    ner to this day with the entire crowd singing along

    as barker sings,

    I make my livin driving, I

    m a bluegrass music man

    ...

    Chasin the horizon, for another

    one night stand

    ...

    I got a lot of miles to travel, and I

    m runnin

    a little late

    ...

    And a no show gets me

    nothin, so don

    t you get in my way. I got no time for ya lawdog

    ...”

    While it remains a bluegrass band in all things instru

    mentation and touring the bluegrass and festival

    circuit, it's

    sound crosses into American roots and even outlaw country,

    perhaps as a result of the gritty,

    mournful tone of Greer

    s vocals.

    Durango

    s KDUR radio

    s DJ, Bryant Liggett says,

    It is reminiscent of

    the 1970s truck-driving film sound, the perfect accompani

    ment to a car chase through the south á la

    Smokey and the Bandit.

  • The Misty Mountain String Band

    The Misty Mountain String Band

    Americana

    The Misty Mountain String Band is Brian Vickers, Neal Green, Paul Martin, and Derek Harris--a group of musicians who have played together on several projects in various forms, but who came together in August of 2012 to play by request at an old-fashioned camp revival. Since then, they've played farmers markets, parties, cultural events, charity fundraisers, and a bourbon festival. 

    Drawing influence from old-time music, country, Americana, bluegrass, and songs of labor and protest, The Misty Mountain String Band harks back to the days of black lung and short life expectancy.

Town Mountain, The Misty Mountain String Band

Sun Nov 4 2018 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Southgate House Revival - The Lounge Newport KY
Town Mountain, The Misty Mountain String Band
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