Town Mountain Just Released "Lines In The Levee"

Article Contributed by New West Records | Published on Sunday, October 9, 2022

Town Mountain released their anticipated Lines in the Levee last Friday via New West Records. The 11-song collection was produced, engineered, and mixed by the multiple Grammy Award nominated Justin Francis (Kacey Musgraves, Orville Peck, Anti-Flag) at Ronnie’s Place in Nashville, TN. Hailing from Asheville, NC, Town Mountain is the sum of all of 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. Lines in the Levee follows 2018’s acclaimed New Freedom Blues and features Miles Miller (of Sturgill Simpson musical lore) on drums.
The hearty base of Town Mountain’s music is classic country, old school rock and roll, and traditional string bands. Both on stage and on record, the group’s wide-ranging influences like The Band, Grateful Dead, Bill Monroe, Townes Van Zandt, Chuck Berry, John Hartford, and more can be heard. Lines in the Levee is a bona fide workshop in the seamless blend of Americana, country, bluegrass, and folk roots — this crossroads of deep influences and cultivated visions each band member brings to the table. Guitarist Robert Greer says “This is the sound we’ve been working towards since the inception of the band. It isn’t a departure, it’s an evolution — the gate is wide open right now.”
Relix premiered the video for the album highlight “Comeback Kid.” Of the song, Town Mountain’s Phil Barker says, “‘Comeback Kid’ is a tune about the struggle of finding your way through the music business. Overcoming the doubts people have in you, the doubts you have in yourself, and dealing with the mental struggle of putting yourself and your art out there every night, emotionally exposed.” See the “Comeback Kid” video, directed by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard HERE.
After more than a decade together, the fiercely independent band has proven they have staying power by regularly cranking out authentic hit albums, collaborating with like-minded artists such as Tyler Childers, Billy Strings, and Jerry Douglas and consistently selling out shows nationwide. The members of Town Mountain felt an immediate kinship with New West Records and a genuine bond of creative fulfillment and sustained artistic growth. Banjoist Jess Langlais said of the partnership, “New West came to some of our shows and the ball started rolling. They knew they wanted to work with us, and we knew we wanted to work with them. New West lets the artist steer the ship and that’s what we were looking for — to have the autonomy to do what we want, but to also have a great label behind us.”
Well established coast-to-coast for their incendiary live performances, Town Mountain will launch the Lines in the Levee Tour with two special album release performances this Wednesday at the historic Station Inn in Nashville, TN and Thursday at The Burl in Lexington, KY. Please see dates, with more to be added, below.

Town Mountain’s Lines in the Levee will be available across digital platforms, on compact disc, and standard black vinyl. An extremely limited to 100 Coke Bottle Clear vinyl edition will be available at Independent Retailers in North Carolina while a limited to 1,000 Translucent Orange vinyl edition will be available at Independent Retailers worldwide. A limited to 500 Translucent Yellow vinyl edition is available NOW via NEW WEST RECORDS. All limited color vinyl editions are autographed by the members of Town Mountain.

Town Mountain Lines in the Levee Track Listing:
1. Lines in the Levee
2. Comeback Kid
3. Distant Line
4. Firebound Road
5. Rene
6. Seasons Don't Change
7. Daydream Quarantina
8. Big Decisions
9. Unsung Heroes
10. American Family
11. Lean Into the Blue
Town Mountain On Tour:
10/5/22 - Station Inn - Nashville, TN (Album Release Performance)
10/6/22 - The Burl - Lexington, KY (Album Release Performance)
10/7/22 - Ziggy’s - High Point, NC
10/14/22 - Southgate House - Cincinnati, OH
10/15/22 - HiFi Indy - Indianapolis, IN
10/20/22 - Bluegrass Island Fest 2022  - Manteo, NC
10/21/22 - The Camel - Richmond, VA
10/22/22 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC
11/4/22 - First Friday at The Sunrise Theater - Southern Pines, NC
11/5/22 - 5 Points Music Sanctuary - Roanoke, VA
11/6/22 - Headliners - Louisville, KY
11/8/22 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO
11/9/22 - Tulsa Shrine - Tulsa, OK
11/10/22 - Tulips - Ft. Worth, TX
11/11/22 - The Ballroom - Austin, TX
11/12/22 - Last Concert Cafe     - Houston, TX
11/13/22 - Hideaway on Lee - Lafayette, LA
1/20/23 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
1/21/23 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
2/10/23 - Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
2/11/23 - Barrelhouse Ballroom - Chattanooga, TN
2/15/23 - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
2/16/23 - Thunderbird Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
2/17/23 - The Loud - Huntington, WV
2/18/23 - 3rd & Lindsley - Nashville, TN
2/23/23 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA w/ 49 Winchester
2/24/23 - Intuition Ale Works - Jacksonville, FL
2/25/23 - Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL