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Town Mountain w/ Ellis Dyson & The Shambles

The Pour House Music Hall
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Raleigh, NC 27601

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Hard driving bluegrass with a honky tonk edge meets whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ New Orleans jazz and Piedmont murder ballads.

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TOWN MOUNTAIN:

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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 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.

Released October 26th, Town Mountain's latest album New Freedom Blues (2018) is full of new material and features several guest artists including Tyler Childers who co-wrote one of the songs, Miles Miller (Sturgill Simpson, drummer), and other friends. Their prior album, Southern Crescent (April 1, 2016), debuted at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart while staying for ten weeks on the Americana Music Association's radio chart Top 40, and widely considered one of the best bluegrass albums of that year.

ELLIS DYSON & THE SHAMBLES:

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Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from early New Orleans jazz to Piedmont murder ballads. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ original songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old. The Shambles have made waves with their theatrical live shows and dazzling musicianship. The original compositions evoke a bygone era while contributing to the vast tradition of storytelling through songwriting. The writing and arranging is deliberately done as a full group, and they are currently at work on their third full length record.

They have performed hundreds of shows throughout the east coast and midwest and have shared a bill with national acts such as Lake Street Dive, Rebirth Brass Band, Pokey Lafarge, and Mipso, to name a few. The band consists of Ellis Dyson (banjo, vocals), Eli Wittmann (acoustic guitar), Butler Knowles (upright bass), Danny Abrams (soprano/alto/baritone saxophones, clarinet, vocals), and Danny Grewen (trombone, vocals). They came together through a series of fortuitous meetings in Chapel Hill, N.C. Beginning back in 2013 as a saxophone and banjo duo, Ellis Dyson & the Shambles has grown into a freight train string band with a flashy horn section.

HERE'S WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ELLIS DYSON AND THE SHAMBLES...

"BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO A BYGONE ERA OF PARTY MUSIC, THE DAPPER DUDES SPLICE HORN-LADEN SWING, RAGTIME, DIXIELAND, JUMP BLUES, AND OLD-TIME INFLUENCES INTO ORIGINAL, WHISKEY-FUELED CONCOCTIONS THAT ARE AT ONCE RAUCOUS, THEATRICAL, AND JOCULAR."

- Spencer Griffith, INDY WEEK

VOTED "BEST LOCAL BAND" BY DAILY TAR HEEL READERS AND STAFF IN APRIL 2015.

"THIS FOLKSY, SWING-RAGTIME BAND FROM CHAPEL HILL IS MAKING WAVES FOR IT'S HIGH ENERGY PERFORMANCES AND GROOVY DANCE TUNES."

- Daily Tar Heel: Carolina's Finest 2014-2015

"THESE WHISKEY-SOAKED TUNES CAN EASILY LEAD TO SOME FOOT-STOMPIN' HOOTIN' AND HOLLERIN' (PARDON, THAT'S THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COMING OUT IN ME)"

- 88.1 WKNC

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