September 16, 2022 7:00 PM
Town Mountain
Starts at:
7:00 pm
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Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, Town Mountain is the sum of all its vast and intricate influences — this bastion of alt-country rebellion and honky-tonk attitude pushed through the hardscrabble Southern Appalachian lens of its origin. “For us, it’s all about the interaction between the audience and the band — doing whatever we can onstage to facilitate that two-way street of energy and emotion,” says mandolinist Phil Barker. “Whether it’s a danceable groove or a particular lyric in a song, we’re projecting what we’re going through in our daily lives, and we feel that other people can attest to that, as well — it’s all about making that connection.” Amid a renewed sense of self is the group’s latest album, Lines in the Levee, a collage of sound and scope running the gamut of the musical spectrum in the same template of freedom and focus found in the round-robin fashion of the musical institution that is The Band — a solidarity also found in the incendiary live shows Town Mountain is now revered for from coast-to-coast, this devil-may-care gang of strings and swagger. “This is the sound we’ve been working towards since the inception of the band,” says guitarist Robert Greer. “We realized we needed to do what’s best for us. We’re being true to ourselves. It isn’t a departure, it’s an evolution — the gate is wide open right now.” “We’ve always had such a reverence and respect for those first and second-generation bluegrass bands, and it was that sound that initially inspired all of us to get together,” Barker adds. “And that will always be part of our sound. But, we also need to grow as artists, and as individuals — for us, that means bringing in a wider palette of sonic influences.” Formed by Greer and banjoist Jesse Langlais over 15 years ago on a ridge high above the Asheville skyline, the sturdy foundation of Town Mountain came into play with the addition of Barker not long into the band’s tenure. From there, the group pulled in fiddle virtuoso Bobby Britt and bassist Zach Smith. And though the road has been long, it’s also been bountiful.

Larry Keel is an award-winning innovative flat picking guitarist and
singer/songwriter hailing from Appalachia. Raised in a musical family
steeped in the mountain culture of the region, Keel began from an early
age to forge a distinctive sound, taking traditional music and infusing it
with modern light. With the acoustic guitar Keel has brought the flat
picking form to its highest level of sophistication and sonic power with
his muscular, yet refined style of playing. As a composer and singer, Keel
integrates raw honesty and charming grit to form a unique brand of
music he calls 'experimental folk', songwriting that is filled with reality,
imagination, imagery and mood. He has appeared on over 20 albums, 12
of which he produced, and has written songs that have been recorded
and performed by distinguished artists including Grammy-award winners
Del McCoury and The Infamous Stringdusters. Keel has collaborated
and continues to merge creative forces with some of the greatest artists in
modern roots music such as Tyler Childers, Billy Strings, Al DiMeola,
Tony Rice, Keller Williams and Sam Bush, to name a few.
His latest creation is a solo album titled American Dream, whose every
component—from the writing and arranging, to the instrumental and
vocal performances, to the recording and production—spring straight
from the mind, soul, and hands of the Virginia-born artist. Each of the
album’s 10 tracks were composed by Keel and serve as an
autobiographical overview of his life and career, as well as the influences
and episodes that have shaped his personal perspective along the way.
Listen to Larry Keel’s latest release (Nov 6th) American Dream:



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