Asheville, NC -- Congratulations to Town Mountain and their lead vocalist Robert Greer on winning 2013 IBMA Momentum Awards. Robert Greer takes home the Momentum Award for "Vocalist of the Year" and Town Mountain takes the honor for "Performance Band of the Year." The awards cap off a year of fantastic growth for the band which began with the release of their sophomore Pinecastle Records album, Leave the Bottle. The band is pumped for next year and kicks off festival season with performances at Mountain Song at Sea, Wintergrass, Suwannee Springfest, MerleFest and others to be announced.
Based in Asheville, NC, Town Mountain is Robert Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, and Jake Hopping on upright bass.
One listen to their instantly memorable songs, and it's plain to see why Grammy-winner Mike Bub would align with the group to produce Leave the Bottle as well as Steady Operator . Leave the Bottle effortlessly covers a wide array of styles in the string band spectrum featuring the stellar in-house songwriting that has become the band's trademark. There's the barroom swagger and honky tonk edge of tracks like "Up the Ladder " and the title track "Leave the Bottle", the Jimmy Martin style bounce and confidence of "Lawdog" and "Lookin' in the Mirror", the Irish flavor of Bobby Britt's "Four Miles", and the laid back John Hartford style groove of "Greenbud on the Flower" among others. But no matter the style, the band's delivery gives every tune a true and honest feel. They will be working on a new album in the winter of 2014. Stay tuned to their website for more details.
The IBMM is proud to welcome Town Mountain back to our stage for another wonderful evening of music and dancing. In addition to being ROMP veterans and friends of our museum, Town Mountain is coming in hot from receiving two International Bluegrass Music Association's Momentum Awards. These gentlemen are at the top of their game. This will be a fun and exciting event!
"I'm not sure what the definition of bluegrass would be in words alone, but if that definition was set to music, it would probably sound something like Town Mountain's Leave the Bottle ... I could go on," says Bluegrass Today's David Morris, "There are no duds, and no filler songs on this project. But you get the point. This, my friends, is how bluegrass is supposed to sound."
The event takes place at the International Bluegrass Music Museum located at 117 Daviess St., Owensboro, Kentucky, Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 7 PM. Admission: $20 per person or $35 for 2 and includes refreshments, wines provided by Gambrinus Libation Emporium and craft beers from Country Boy Brewing. Call for Reservations: 270-926-7891 - Seating is limited. For more information as well as their complete the band's schedule and updates from the road are available at http://TownMountain.net/ and http://facebook.com/TownMountain