Town Mountain are a band's band.
Through six studio albums and various changes in members, the six-piece self-styled Bluegrass group have developed a cult following with their down-home songs on life and living.
Joining us to record their Holler Railbird Session in Lexington, Kentucky, between the six members they brew up a wondrous concoction of frank and free music, inspired rather than burdened by life's hurdles.
On opener 'Big Decisions', the group all immediately throw in their two cents, fiddle player Bobby Britt adding some melodic levity as Robert Greer and Phil Barker trade reflections on making big life changes, taking chances and knowing when you just have to hit that open road for the next chapter.
What makes the group stand out from other bluegrass, or even country, bands, is the sage awareness they display in their observations. 'Firebound Road' feels lived in and battle scarred, but possessing a sense of ambition for waking up the next day while the old worlds still spinning.
That may sound a little heavy, and that's not to say Town Mountain aren't a fun band. In fact, they are probably one of the most unbound and free-flowing groups Holler have seen live. That's not lost in the session either, even on a tender, emotionally devoted number like 'Rene'. The band huddle like support for another, as Barker sings "I'll be the sunlight on your doorstep, come to dance the dark away".
Performing their songs, 'Big Decisions', 'Firebound Road' and 'Rene', this is Town Mountain for the Holler Railbird Sessions.