Town Mountain To Perform on the Opry Next Tuesday
Since their inception over a decade ago, Town Mountain has continuously redefined modern bluegrass, making waves in both the studio and the live music circuit; today, the band announced that they will appear on the Grand Ole Opry next Tuesday, October 16, followed by a two-night run at the legendary The Station Inn. Fans can expect to hear originals from their forthcoming album New Freedom Blues, which has been been praised by outlets like the Bluegrass Situation, SiriusXM, No Depression, American Songwriter, and Rolling Stone, who named the group anArtist You Need to Know. On Wednesday, The Boot premiered "One Drop In The Bottle" the fourth and newest single from the album. Set for release on October 26, New Freedom Blues is available for pre-order today via iTunes. Town Mountain are currently touring the Southeast and will tour with Tyler Childers in December (full dates below).
New Freedom Blues was recorded at Asheville's iconic Echo Mountain Studios with producer Caleb Klauder; the 11 tracks that comprise the album span the sum total of the band's eclectic influences, from traditional bluegrass to roots pop to hardscrabble honky tonk. The album also marks the first time the band brought a drummer - Sturgill Simpson collaborator Miles Miller - into the studio. Miller will also appear with the band at the Grand Ole Opry.
Town Mountain is comprised of Jesse Langlais (banjo/vocals), Phil Barker (mandolin/vocals), vocalist/guitarist Robert Greer, fiddle player Bobby Britt, and bassist Zach Smith. Since releasing their debut album Original Bluegrass and Roots Country in 2007, Town Mountain have made a name for themselves in bluegrass and roots circuits and have amassed a sizable catalog of original songs. They've toured with a who's who of like-minded artists, including Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys, the Del McCoury Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many others. Southern Crescent debuted at number four on Billboard's Bluegrass Chart, and held strong in the Americana Music Association's Radio Chart Top Forty for 10 weeks. In 2016, Town Mountain made their Grand Ole Opry debut, performing both at the Opry House and at the famed Ryman Auditorium.
GRAMMY winner, producer, and musician Buddy Miller said, "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."
Oct 12 - Washington, D.C. - Pearl Street Warehouse
Oct 13 - Charlottesville, VA - The Prism Coffeehouse
Oct 16 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
Oct 17 - Nashville, TN - Station Inn
Oct 18 - Nashville, TN - Station Inn
Oct 19 - Lexington, KY - The Burl
Oct 20 - Owensboro, KY - Bluegrass Museum and Hall of Fame
Oct 24 - Knoxville, TN - WDVX Tennessee Shines at Boyd's Jig and Reel Pub
Oct 25 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar
Oct 26 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
Oct 27 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall
Oct 28 - Harrisonburg, VA - Spirit of the Valley Festival
Nov 1 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Nov 2 - Indianapolis, IN - Duke's Indy
Nov 3 - Peninsula, OH - G.A.R. Hall
Nov 4 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival
Nov 9 - Roanoke, VA - Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers
Nov 10 - Leesburg, VA - Tally Ho Theater
Nov 17 - Huntington, WV - The V Club
Nov 30 - Greer, SC - The Spinning Jenny
Dec 1 - Winston Salem, NC - The Ramkat
Dec 6 - Harrisonburg, VA - The Clementine Cafe
Dec 11 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom *
Dec 12 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall *
Dec 13 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall *
Dec 15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre *
Dec 16 - Dallas, TX - The Rustic *
* with Tyler Childers