Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and 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 the 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, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle.
The Rolling Stone says “Call it an evolution or a revolution but its clear that Town Mountain is at the forefront.”Town Mountain features guitarist and vocalist Robert Greer, banjoist Jesse Langlais, mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Bobby Britt, and Zach Smith on bass. Town Mountain's latest album New Freedom Blues(October 2018)is their second consecutive album to debut in the top 10 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and receive multiplementions by Rolling Stone, No Depression, Music Mecca, and more. Full of new material and featuring several guest artists including Tyler Childers and Miles Miller(Sturgill Simpson, drummer), they prove they have staying power by regularly cranking out authentic hit albums. The impression the band has made on fans is clear through their engagement at top tier festival appearances, and those sweet Spotify streams (30+ million). And if you still can’t get enough of this hard working group, you can look forward to new music in 2022.
The best bluegrass band to come along in quite some time... (New Freedom Blues) is the bluesiest bluegrass you’ll likely to ever hear, with some jamgrass leanings... Damn, it’s good.
- No Depression
Town Mountain is a band that is going places fast... They are magnetic and powerful. Good original songs and strong singing from Robert Greer. Go check them out.
- Jerry Douglas
The classic bluegrass sound takes a modern twist, one that offers something new and welcome to country music as a whole. Town Mountain extends the realm of what bluegrass is, and their attempt to redefine a genre is not only doable, it is being done.
- The UB Post
Town Mountain aren’t out to reinvent the wheel, they’re like a new set of Town Mountain aren’t out to reinvent the wheel, they’re like a new set of the finest tires that gives you a new ride. there’s no fat, no gratuitous notes, no extra stuff, just amazing songs, singing and playing from one of the best bands out there.... or maybe they are the new wheel.
- Buddy Miller
Each and every member of the band played with fire, and there was no weak link. Town Mountain proved, and has proven, they are in the top tier of bluegrass artists in the 21st century... one of the final back-to-back bands to slay The Station Inn this decade.
- Paul Howard, Music Mecca
Other albums include Leave The Bottle(Pinecastle Records 2012), Steady Operator (Pinecastle Records 2011), and Heroes & Heretics (October 2008). They also independently released a LIVEalbum(2014 from a show at Isis Music Hall in Asheville) as well 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 Countryand KSUT/Durango Telegraph’s Chris Aaland writes, “No critic has coined a better phrase to describe their sound.”
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