Town Mountain to Perform on Grand Ole Opry Next Week

Article Contributed by The Press House | Published on Friday, October 12, 2018

Since their inception over a decade ago, Town Mountain has continuously redefined modern bluegrass, making waves in both the studio and the live music circuit; today, the band announced that they will appear on the Grand Ole Opry next Tuesday, October 16, followed by a two-night run at the legendary The Station Inn. Fans can expect to hear originals from their forthcoming album New Freedom Blues, which has been been praised by outlets like the Bluegrass Situation, SiriusXM, No Depression, American Songwriter, and Rolling Stone, who named the group an Artist You Need to Know. On Wednesday, The Boot premieredOne Drop In The Bottle” the fourth and newest single from the album. Set for release on October 26, New Freedom Blues is available for pre-order today via iTunes. Town Mountain are currently touring the Southeast and will tour with Tyler Childers in December (full dates below).

New Freedom Blues was recorded at Asheville's iconic Echo Mountain Studios with producer Caleb Klauder; the 11 tracks that comprise the album span the sum total of the band's eclectic influences, from traditional bluegrass to roots pop to hardscrabble honky tonk. The album also marks the first time the band brought a drummer – Sturgill Simpson collaborator Miles Miller – into the studio. Miller will also appear with the band at the Grand Ole Opry.

Town Mountain is comprised of Jesse Langlais (banjo/vocals), Phil Barker (mandolin/vocals), vocalist/guitarist Robert Greer, fiddle player Bobby Britt, and bassist Zach Smith. Since releasing their debut album Original Bluegrass and Roots Country in 2007, Town Mountain have made a name for themselves in bluegrass and roots circuits and have amassed a sizable catalog of original songs. They've toured with a who's who of like-minded artists, including Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys, the Del McCoury Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many others. Southern Crescent debuted at number four on Billboard's Bluegrass Chart, and held strong in the Americana Music Association's Radio Chart Top Forty for 10 weeks. In 2016, Town Mountain made their Grand Ole Opry debut, performing both at the Opry House and at the famed Ryman Auditorium.

GRAMMY winner, producer, and musician Buddy Miller said, “Town Mountain aren’t out to reinvent the wheel, they’re like a new set of the finest tires that gives you a new ride. There's no fat, no gratuitous notes, no extra stuff, just amazing songs, singing and playing from one of the best bands out there… or maybe they are the new wheel.”

Tour Dates:

Oct 12 – Washington, D.C. – Pearl Street Warehouse

Oct 13 – Charlottesville, VA – The Prism Coffeehouse

Oct 16 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry

Oct 17 – Nashville, TN – Station Inn

Oct 18 – Nashville, TN – Station Inn

Oct 19 – Lexington, KY – The Burl

Oct 20 – Owensboro, KY – Bluegrass Museum and Hall of Fame

Oct 24 – Knoxville, TN – WDVX Tennessee Shines at Boyd's Jig and Reel Pub

Oct 25 – Atlanta, GA – Smith's Olde Bar

Oct 26 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall

Oct 27 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall

Oct 28 – Harrisonburg, VA – Spirit of the Valley Festival

Nov 1 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar

Nov 2 – Indianapolis, IN – Duke's Indy

Nov 3 – Peninsula, OH – G.A.R. Hall

Nov 4 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival

Nov 9 – Roanoke, VA – Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers

Nov 10 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater

Nov 17 – Huntington, WV – The V Club

Nov 30 – Greer, SC – The Spinning Jenny

Dec 1 – Winston Salem, NC – The Ramkat

Dec 6 – Harrisonburg, VA – The Clementine Cafe

Dec 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Zeiders American Dream Theater

Dec 11 – Tulsa, OK – Cain's Ballroom *

Dec 12 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall *

Dec 13 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall *

Dec 15 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre *

Dec 16 – Dallas, TX – The Rustic *

* with Tyler Childers