Tags:Local bluegrass band Town Mountain recently won two IBMA Momentum Awards (one for band performance and one for vocalist performance). They'll perform at Isis Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 11. 9 p.m., $10 in advance or $12 day of show.
From a press release:
Come celebrate with Town Mountain at Isis Music Hall on Friday, October 11th as they bring home two IBMA Momentum Awards from this year’s IBMA held in Raleigh. Lead vocalist Robert Greer brought home “Vocalist of the Year” and Town Mountain was awarded the honor of “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 album, Leave the Bottle. Tyler Childers opens the show and it is sure to be a night full of festivity and great tunes!
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. The album went on to be listed as #6 Best Bluegrass Album of 2012 by Pop Matters, and WNCW listeners voted it #19 in the Top 100 albums of 2012. They will be working on a new album in the winter of 2014.
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