Savannah Stopover preview: this mountain

If you’re going to be at the Savannah Stopover and if you haven’t seen and heard this mountain from Johnson City, Tenn., then be sure to catch at least one of their two sets during the festival.

In a post with lots of pics in October, I had this to say about hearing this mountain for the first time: “… it was sure a memorable musical experience for me — one of those times when I know virtually nothing about a band and then, the moment they start playing, I immediately feel like I’m listening to a story told by a long lost friend.”

And the rest of this text and the following pics are from a post in December:

this mountain was founded just two years ago and only released their first full-length album — future ghost — about three months ago. But this mountain seems destined for bigger things.

With an indie rock sensibility, gorgeous harmonies, and an intense combination of strings — including banjo, cello, and electric guitar — this mountain resists any easy categorization.

Lead singer Matt Martin is accompanied by Zach Chandley on electric guitar, Patrick Taylor on banjo, Andrew Gibbens on drums, Taylor Green on bass, and Cody Ledford on cello.

The band’s sheer virtuosity is evident on a track like “Desert”:

future ghost is filled with similar gems:

You can find this mountain on Facebook and on bandcamp. Click here for the Stopover page about this mountain.

this mountain plays an all ages show at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8 on the patio at B&D Burgers on Congress Street, and then plays the upstairs room at B&D on Saturday, March 9 at 11 p.m. Click here for the full Savannah Stopover schedule.

In the days leading up to the Stopover, I’ll be posting quite a number of short previews like this. So far I’ve previewed Stop Light Observations, Mac DeMarco, Little Tybee, Eric Britt, Heyrocco, Roadkill Ghost Choir and of Montreal.

Click here for all my Savannah Stopover previews.

this mountain is amazingly fun to watch:

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