At their best, the songs of Doug Mains & the City Folk achieve a mythic quality.

Mains has a voice that embodies a variety of contradictions — it seems both young and old, pure and raspy.

The group played The Sentient Bean a few months ago, and I’d say pretty confidently that everyone in attendance was transported somehow by the music. (And that was before the Bean got their wine and beer license.)

A highly, highly recommended gig that will also feature singer-songwriter Adam Sams, whom I heard only briefly in a previous Savannah appearance.

There are some great tunes by Doug Mains & the City Folk in the videos embedded here, but my favorite I think continues to be “The Mountain’s King”, which leads off this embed from Bandcamp:

The lineup of Doug Mains & the City Folk for the South for the Winter tour.

The lineup of Doug Mains & the City Folk for the South for the Winter tour.

I took a few pics back in August, when the band had a slightly different lineup:

Cincopa WordPress plugin