The Haw River Ballroom Presents
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw, NC, 27340
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain's music is the bluegrass triumvirate of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. It's what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group's wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon and Merle. Town Mountain features guitarist and vocalist Robert Greer, banjoist Jesse Langlais, mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Jack Devereux, and Zach Smith on bass. The Bend Bulletin’s Brian McElhiney says Town Mountain, “has serious country and rock ’n’ roll DNA.”
They released their 5th studio album, Southern Crescent, produced and engineered by GRAMMY winner Dirk Powell. Since it’s release the band debuted on the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium stages bringing their sound to new audiences and will surely continue this streak as they head into the studio again this fall to record a new album, due out in 2018.
"This Asheville band killed it at the Ryman this summer opening up the bluegrass series and they put out this stellar collection of original songs that asserts them as the hippest, bluest traditional bluegrass band of their generation. In an era of bluegrass with manners, they cut with a serrated edge." – Craig Havighurst, WMOT
"Songs play like cinders of a campfire, red hot and smoking." - Tom Netherland, Herald Courier
"The first time I heard Town Mountain I loved, respected, and enjoyed them. And I do now more than ever. They have stuck with their deep bluegrass roots but as they have with all of their releases they have grown and expanded. They sound like Carolina, and they carry that sound farther and farther with Southern Crescent, their latest gem." - Jim Lauderdale
"Town Mountain...fast and furious and flawless." – Leah Moore, The News & Observer
Josh Moore is a singer-songwriter and native North Carolinian.
With a career spanning over a decade, Moore’s voice first emerged while fronting early hardcore band Beloved. Afterwards he joined NYC Alt-Punk band Classic Case, and steadily crisscrossed the country touring. Josh eventually settled in Carrboro, N.C. and began collaborating and performing solo material with close friends, as well as lending vocal harmonies to several Drughorse releases.
Parted Ways (2015), the debut solo album from Josh Moore, marks a return to the passion and emotion of his former days. Produced and engineered in-house by Jeff Crawford at Arbor Ridge Studios (Chapel Hill, N.C.), the album was recorded with the musical backing of his loyal brethren in The Dead Tongues, as well as a handful of soulful singers and multi-instrumentalists from the area. Parted Ways finds the singer-songwriter with a fresh sense of purpose and direction.