Town Mountain To Release "Dance Me Down Easy: The Woodstock Sessions EP" January 18 Via New West Records

Article Contributed by New West Records | Published on Monday, November 20, 2023

Town Mountain will release Dance Me Down Easy: The Woodstock Sessions EP on January 18, 2024 via New West Records. The 6-song set was produced by Town Mountain & Justin Francis and recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY. The EP consists of the band’s renditions of favorites originally recorded by The Kinks, J.J. Cale, Dire Straits, Levon Helm, and The Rolling Stones. Dance Me Down Easy follows the band’s 2022 New West Records debut Lines In the Levee. Met with critical acclaim, the album was named one of the “15 Best Americana Albums of the Year” by PopMatters and one of “The Best Musical Moments of 2022” by The Bluegrass Situation. In their 4 out of 5 star review, American Songwriter said “Town Mountain scales new heights with a down-home delight” while Bandcamp called it “ impressive statement of purpose and artistic ambition from a band on a growth spurt.”

Frontman Robert Greer said, “Recording at Levon Helm’s Barn in upstate New York has an instant cool vibe. You don’t have to search for it or pay a speaker to motivate you. The vibe is permanent ink. It’s all over the walls and in the floors. The grounds outside exude it! The soulfulness is as much a part of the barn as is the foundation or the rough hewn lumber.” Town Mountain’s Phil Barker added, “I would say Levon Helm is one of, if not, the biggest influences on this band as a whole. He was a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, but definitely down home. And I think that was his art...drawing people in with an easy going drawl and the promise of a good time. So having never had the pleasure of seeing him play in person, the barn has been on our list of places to play or record for a while now. And it definitely did not disappoint. It seemed like every rafter, every nook, around every corner, there was this mischievous little secret about some profound musical moment that happened there once upon a time. You think of all the shared experiences, all the conversations, all the revelerie of the highest caliber that took place within those walls and you can't help but feel the bubbling energy of endless musical possibilities. Levon had it figured out, and his barn continues to be such a fitting tribute. Bringing everybody down home for a little while.”

Today, Relix premiered the band’s covers of “So Far Away,” by Dire Straits as well as “Strangers,” by The Kinks. Greer said, “I've always been a big Dire Straits fan. ‘So Far Away’ has always spoken to my wanderlust. It's as though Knopfler knows a thing or two about the frustrations of being on the road and missing the person you love who's at home.  Great songs are filled with relatable subject matter.” Of The Kinks’ “Strangers,” Barker says, “This is a song I’ve loved for years and could listen to on repeat endlessly. To me it has this great building energy and perfectly captures the raw emotion of longing for connection, the most basic of human emotion. We all just want to know we’re not alone. As a band, we tried to give it a little more of a country, rocking flair.”


Well established coast-to-coast for their incendiary live performances, Town Mountain will launch their 2024 touring in support of the EP on January 18 in Manitou Springs, CO. The tour features stops at the Basement East in Nashville, TN, The Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA, and the Radio Room in Greenville, SC. Please see tour dates, with more to be announced, below.

Dance Me Down Easy: The Woodstock Sessions EP will be available across digital platforms on January 18, 2024 and can be pre-saved HERE.

Dance Me Down Easy: The Woodstock Sessions EP Track Listing:

1. Devil In Disguise (J.J. Cale)
2. Dance Me Down Easy (Levon Helm)
3. Flannery's Reprise (Traditional)
4. So Far Away (Dire Straits)
5. Strangers (The Kinks)
6. Sweet Virginia (Rolling Stones)

Town Mountain On Tour:

1/18/24 - Manitou Springs, CO -  Lulu's Downstairs
1/19/24 - Basalt, CO - The Arts Campus at Willits  
1/20/24 - Denver, CO - Ogden
1/25/24 - Chattanooga, TN - Barrelhouse Ballroom
1/26/24 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
1/27/24 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
2/1/24 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry
2/2/24 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
2/3/24 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
2/15/24 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
2/16/24 - Rocky Mount, VA - Harvester
2/17/24 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station
2/22/24 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
2/23/24 - Charleston, SC - Pour House
2/24/24 - Greenville, SC - Radio Room