Town Mountain will play on the Songbird Stage at Fir Street Park in Sisters Folk Festival’s free summer concert series on Thursday, August 1.
wphoto by Rob Laughter
Town Mountain will play on the Songbird Stage at Fir Street Park in Sisters Folk Festival’s free summer concert series on Thursday, August 1. wphoto by Rob Laughter
The bluegrass group Town Mountain will bring their raw, soulful swagger to Sisters on Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sisters Folk Festival’s free summer concert series.

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 first and second generation of bluegrass, spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll and boogie-woogie. 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.

The Bend Bulletin’s Brian McElhiney says Town Mountain, “has serious country and rock ’n’ roll DNA.” Town Mountain features guitarist and vocalist Robert Greer, banjoist Jesse Langlais, mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Bobby Britt, and Zach Smith on bass. Town Mountain’s latest album, “New Freedom Blues” is full of new material and features several guest artists including Tyler Childers (who co-wrote one of the songs), Sturgill Simpson, drummer Miles Miller and others.

For the summer series SFF encourages patrons to bring blankets and low-back chairs, as seating is not provided. Picnics are encouraged. The Fir Street Park venue is located in downtown Sisters at 150 N. Fir St.

For SFF 2019 Summer Concert Series and artist information, and for information on 2019 Festival tickets, artists, schedules and becoming an SFF volunteer, visit www.sistersfolkfestival.org.