Town Mountain Spring and Early Summer Tour Dates

Article Contributed by Dreamspider Pu… | Published on Friday, May 10, 2013

Town Mountain is ready and reelin’ to travel the country this spring and summer! They will have stops in the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, Colorado, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Washington and Oregon. Notable events include performance at the Leftover Salmon’s Bluegrass Throwdown, John Hartford Memorial Festival, ROMP, The Hampton Taphouse Festival, The Festival of Bluegrass, RapidGrass and much more!Stay tuned for a new music videos coming your way from Town Mountain this season, including a track from Leave the Bottle [Pinecastle Records 2012]. They will be launching a new covers series that will kick off with their version of Bruce Springsteen's “I’m on Fire”. This will premiere on The Bluegrass Situation this June ( in Asheville, NC, Town Mountain is Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, Robert Greer on lead vocals and guitar guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, and newest member Jake Hopping rounds them out with his rock-solid 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 2011’s Steady Operator.“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.”Leave the Bottle effortlessly covers a wide array of styles in the stringband 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.Town Mountain On Tour Spring and Early Summer Tour DatesFri 5/10 Chapel Hill, NC Merritt’sSat 5/11 Harrisonburg, VA The Clementine CafeFri 5/17 Bloomingdale, GA Randy Wood GuitarsSat 5/18 Panola, SC Birdfest at Pineland Farms   Sun 5/26  Black Mountain, NC Pisgah Brewing w/ Leftover Salmon’s Bluegrass Throwdown with Elephant Revival & DangermuffinFri 5/31 Bean Blossom, IN John Hartford Memorial FestivalSat 6/1 Carbondale, IL The Hangar 9Sun 6/2 Chicago, IL The Red Line TapMon 6/3 Urbana, IL The Iron PostTue 6/4 Lancaster, WI House ConcertWed 6/5 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon w/ Horseshoes and Hand GrenadesThu 6/6 Bangor WI Leo and Leona's w/ Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and Cactus BlossomsFri 6/7 Cincinnati, OH THe Crow’s NestSat 6/8 Lexington, KY Festival of the BluegrassThu 6/13 Lexington, NC High Rock OutfittersFri 6/14 Tryon, NC Blue Ridge BBQ & Music FestivalThu 6/20 Salem, VA Private EventFri 6/21 Raleigh, NC The Pour House Music HallSat 6/22 Hampton, VA Hampton Taphouse Festival & After-PartySun 6/23 Norfolk, VA Town Mountain BBQ Picnic @ Norfolk TaphouseWed 6/26 Lexington, KY Willie's Locally Known w/ Tyler Childers and the High WallFri 6/28 Owensboro, KY ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches FestivalSat 6/29 Belvidere,TN Circle E Guest Ranch 2nd Annual Bluegrass FestivalThu 7/4 Gold Hill, CO The Gold Hill InnFri 7/5 Fort Collins, CO Acoustic Bridge Musical PotluckSat 7/6  Idaho Springs, CO Clear Creek RapidGrass Bluegrass FestivalThu Thu 7/11 Charlotte, NC Whitewater River Jam at US National Whitewater CenterFri 7/12 Fairfax, VA Fairfax County Summer Entertainment Series at Royal Lake ParkSat 7/13 Gardners, PA Bluegrass On The GrassSun 7/14 Mount Solon, VA Red Wing Roots Music FestivalTue 7/23 Bellingham, WA The Green FrogThu 7/25 Seattle, WA Tractor TavernFri 7/26 Skamania, WA Columbia Gorge Bluegrass FestivalSun 7/28 Eugene, OR Sam Bond's GarageFri 8/2 Saxapahaw, NC Haw River Ballroom w/ Big Fat GapPlease visit for more information and further tour dates.