Andrew Gibbens: Drums
Matt Martin: Vocals/Guitar
Zach Chandler: Lead Guitar
Patrick Taylor: Banjo
Taylor Green: Bass/Keys
Cody Ledford: Cello/Keys
“Too often, the banjo is ignored as a potential instrument of rock. this mountain is working to remedy that, one sweet, sweet jam at a time.“- Folk Hive
“ …[they] seamlessly weave rustic string band charm and surprising rock-n-roll riffs from bellowing electric guitars, with the twang of southern flare…”- TheMusicFile.com
Johnson City, TN sits amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains of the majestic Appalachians. Among those peaks and valleys is this mountain, a folk-rock sextet who calls the southern city home. They’re exactly what you may expect of a band that hails from a city famous for its bootlegging past and born in the shadow of snow-capped summits; and they’re equally as refreshing and sobering as that cold mountain air.this mountain brings a palpable charisma and passionate sincerity to their work, not un-like other kindred spirits of the folk-rock genre. They are “a collaborative band of friends and musicians making music for themselves and others with great care and enjoyment.”
In true troubadour fashion, this mountain’s debut full-length album, Future Ghost, is chocked full of bleeding-heart narratives set to nostalgic instrumentals. What sets this mountain apart from their rootsy-folk and bluegrass contemporaries is their ability to seamlessly weave rustic string band charm and surprising rock-n-roll riffs from bellowing electric guitars, with the twang of “southern flare,” as the band calls it. According to the band their debut album is the simplest of cautionary fables: to not let yesterday’s mistakes define or steer tomorrow’s decisions.
Listen and be haunted by Future Ghost and remain in awe of this mountain and the long stretching shadows they will undoubtedly cast on the folk-rock world at large.