Nominated for IBMA’s 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year, Town Mountain has created a mature well-traveled bluegrass sound, a telepathic pickin’ style filled with mesmerizing interplay, and intoxicating rhythms that energize every tune. “Centered around strong, soulful vocals, and poised to stay put,” says Woody Platt of the Steep Canyon Rangers, “Town Mountain are true to bluegrass in all the right ways.” Banding together in 2005, Town Mountain is Robert
Greer (guitar), Jesse Langlais (banjo), Phil Barker (mandolin), Jack Devereux (fiddle), and Zach Smith (bass). Town Mountain will be joined by their former-and-once-again fiddler and current Boston-resident, Bobby Britt, on fiddle.
The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-and-now, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers of the last century.
photo by Jason Beverly