Town Mountain puts out disc
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 – Bluegrass band Town Mountain releases a 12-song CD produced by Mike Bub of Del McCoury's band. Scott Vestal engineered, mixed and masted the music of the quintet.
CD reviews for Town Mountain
Town Mountain offers a bluegrass album you can sink your teeth into. Leave aside the time-worn battle between bluegrass and newgrass. Town Mountain presents a straightforward case for respect in bluegrass, the odd piano and percussive effect notwithstanding. The CD starts out with a modest-appearing, "St. Augustine" (clocking in at one minute) that is anything but slight. A clever fiddle hesitation bowing is followed by a hard-fought instrumental track that announces that the Town »»»
Leave the Bottle
Bluegrass ranges from the smooth baritone of David Parmley and Charlie Waller to the high tenor of Larry Stephenson to the mountain music of Dr. Ralph Stanley. If you're familiar with Junior Sisk, who is closer to Stanley than Parmley, then you know what to expect from Town Mountain. This is the bluegrass music you'll hear around the campfire at many festivals: excellent instrumental work, untrained yet good, on-key singing.
All but one of the songs was written or co-written by band members. »»»
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Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
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