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Hank Pattie & The Current, Town Mountain

Genre : Bluegrass

May 17

8pm Doors //

9pm Show

Tickets are $5 ($3 with college ID)


Bluegrass ambassadors Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw join forces once
again with their original and energetic new soulgrass band, Hank and
Pattie. Hank and Pattie take traditional bluegrass and infuse it with their
own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles including Latin and Jazz,
which adds up to an authentic and unique reflection of American music. “We
all come from different backgrounds but seem to have a common link that has
connected us from the beginning. Each individual brings his or her piece of
the puzzle to the table, and this ensemble forms its own unique sound,”
Pattie says in a September, 2015, article in Bluegrass Today. While some of
the music sounds old school and some sounds fresh and new, their overall
musicianship, vocal harmonies, impassioned delivery and innovative
arrangements captivate all generations of music lovers. Both Hank and
Pattie are music educators, passionate about teaching the next generation
how to make this music and deliver it with feeling and emotion. “It’s
important to make sure students and fans alike can access themselves and
the greater whole with music and art to express themselves in a positive
way,” says Hank.


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 *

All sales are final. All performances are 21+ unless noted on the event page.

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