Town Mountain on Tour Spring and Summer 2014 – Hard Drivin’ Bluegrass

Town Mountain
Town Mountain

Photo by Scott Preston

After five days on the Caribbean for the Mountain Song at Sea, Town Mountain has their land legs back. They arrived back to Asheville just in time for the biggest snowstorm of the year.. quite the drastic change from the bluegrass cruise. Now we’re on the heels of spring, and man doesn’t it feel good.

Town Mountain will play couple of shows this winter in Virginia before heading over to Bellingham, WA to kick off festival season early at Wintergrass, an incredible festival where the people are sick-and-tired of the cold so they pretend it’s summertime and hold up in a hotel for a long weekend and pick, watch bands and celebrate the fact that spring is oh-so-near.

2014 is going to be Town Mountain’s busiest and best year yet; their schedule is bursting with music festivals and club shows throughout the country throughout the year. They celebrate spring’s arrival at Suwannee Springfest in Live Oak, FL. As the season progresses other festivals they will perform at include Durango Bluegrass MeltDown (CO), MerleFest (NC), Aiken Bluegrass Festival (SC), Lake Eden Arts Festival, Graves Mountain Festival (VA), Appalachian Uprising (OH), California Bluegrass Association Father’s Day Festival, and Bean Blossom (IN) before landing in Alaska for the Nome Midnight Sun Folk Fest to close out the season. They will pick back up in early July for summer shows including performances at RockyGrass (CO), Targhee Bluegrass Festival (WY) and more still yet to be announced.

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. Town Mountain is Robert Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, and new addition to the band, Rob Parks on bass. The band plans on recording a new album in late 2014.

They’ve got lots of great new original material that they’re eager to play, and of course playing all the hits too. Keep your eyes on and for full tour details and other fun news from the road.

Town Mountain on Tour 2014:

Winter Tour
Fri 2/21 Hampton, VA – Hampton Taphouse
Sat 2/22 Berryville, VA – Bluegrass and BBQ at Barns of Rose Hill
Wed 2/26 Bellingham, WA – The Green Frog
Thu-Sat 2/27- 3/1 Bellevue, WA – Wintergrass

Spring Tour
Fri-Sat 3/20-21 Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Springfest
Thu 3/27 Greenville, SC – Independent Public Alehouse
Fri 3/28 Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall
Sat 3/29 Charlotte, NC – Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Thu 4/10 Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Other Side
Fri 4/11 Salida, CO – SteamPlant Event Center
Sat 4/12 Durango, CO – Durango Bluegrass MeltDown
Wed 4/23 Nashville, TN – Music City Roots
Sat 4/26 Wilkesboro, NC – MerleFest
Fri-Sat 5/9-10 Aiken, SC – Aiken Bluegrass Festival
Sun 5/11 Black Mountain, NC – Lake Eden Arts Festival
Fri 5/16 Charleston, SC – Palmetto Brewing Loading Dock Music Series
Sat 5/17 Panola, SC – Birdfest
Fri 5/30 Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom
Sat 5/31 Syria, VA – Graves Mountain Festival of Music
Sun 6/1 Washington, DC – American Roots Music Series at Hill Center
Fri 6/6 Scottown, OH – Appalachian Uprising
Mon 6/9 Lexington, KY – Best of Bluegrass
Thu-Fri 6/12-13 Grass Valley, CA – California Bluegrass Association Father’s Day Festival
Tue 6/17 Bean Blossom, IN – Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival
Fri-Sat 6/20-21  Nome, AK – Nome Midnight Sun Folk Fest

Summer Tour
Sat 7/5 Robbinsville, NC – Appalachian Evenings at Stecoah Valley
Sat-Sun 7/12-13 Frankfort, IL – Frankfort Bluegrass on the Green Festival
Sat 7/26 Lyons, CO – 42nd RockyGrass Festival
Fri 8/1 Parsons, WV – Pickin’ In Parsons Bluegrass Festival
Sat 8/2 Lorton, VA – Workhouse Arts Center at Lorton
Fri 8/8 Alta, WY – Targhee Bluegrass Festival
Sat-Sun 8/9-10 Spokane, WA – Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival
Tue 8/12 Republic, WA – Republic Brewing Company
Wed 8/13 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Sat 8/16 Amsterdam, NY – Riverlink Park Summer Concert Series 2014
Fri-Sat 9/12-13 Flagstaff, AZ – Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival