Leave The Bottle, Town Mountain’s 2012 release, had the band poised for a push into the bluegrass mainstream.
Touring relentlessly behind that fantastic record, Western North Carolina’s hottest bluegrass quintet made good on their potential and spent 2013 roaring into the spotlight. Their efforts did not go unnoticed, as last year culminated with Town Mountain taking home two Momentum Awards – Performance Band of the Year and Vocalist of the Year for singer Robert Greer – at the International Bluegrass Music Association convention in September.
That is heady praise that comes with lofty expectations. If early 2014 is any indication, that praise is well justified and those expectations will easily be met and far exceeded.
A new record is in the works and the band continues to put the rubber to the road, sharing their hard drivin’ bluegrass sound with all who will listen.
Town Mountain is coming off a weekend down in Florida and a well-received appearance at Suwannee Springfest. The rest of the spring and early summer shows a concert schedule heavy with featured spots at some of biggest festivals in the land. The band will be playing at MerleFest (North Wilkesboro, NC), Lake Eden Arts Festival (Black Mountain, NC), Graves Mountain Festival of Music (Madison, VA), Appalachian Uprising (Scottown, OH), Seedtime On The Cumberland (Whitesburg, KY), Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival (Bean Blossom, IN), and even Midnight Sun Folk Fest (Nome, AK).
All of that goodness takes place before the end of June.
You don’t have to wait long at all to catch Town Mountain, though. This Friday, along with Foghorn Stringband, they’ll be at Isis Music Hall in Asheville.
Trail Mix wants to give you a pair of tickets so you can check out the show.
Take a shot at the trivia question here below and email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner of two tickets will be chosen from all correct responses received by noon tomorrow (Thursday, March 27).
Thanks for reading, and Good Luck!
Q: Town Mountain has two records produced by what noted bluegrass bass heavyweight?