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Mountain Heart takes Prizery stage Friday

SoVaNow.com / September 16, 2019
Mountain Heart, an acoustic bluegrass-jazz-R&B fusion quintet that has become a fixture on the Grand Ole Opry stage, will perform Friday, at 7:30 p.m. at The Prizery in South Boston.

Fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music is presented and played. Mountain Heart’s name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since the group’s creation. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship and just as notably, their incendiary live performances.

The band combines elements of rock, jam band, country, blues, jazz, folk and bluegrass music into a high-energy sound that critics have described in terms such as “acoustic overdrive,” “folk rock on steroids” and “slam grass.”

Mountain Heart released their first studio album in five years, Blue Skies, on May 6. The album finds the group reinvented with front man Josh Shilling being the only member previously featured on a Mountain Heart release. The rest of the line-up includes Jeff Partin, Aaron Ramsey, and Seth Taylor.

The album, which was produced by the band and cut live to tape, begins with the lazy day jam “Blue Skies,” a clear-as-day toe tapper reminding one to “set your spirit free every once in a while.”

Their latest release is Soul Searching, hailed as “exceptional” by Bluegrass Today. “Ultimately, Soul Searching is an album that bows to the sentiments expressed in its title, bringing the band to a new plateau of conviction and connectivity that began with their previous album, Blue Skies, which, in turn, marked their first new release in five years. Their transformation complete, Mountain Heart is now beating stronger than ever,” writes the online music site.

Mountain Heart or members have been nominated for Grammys, ACM and CMA awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMAs (International Bluegrass Music Association honors). They have appeared at the Grand Ole Opry more than 130 times, and have shared the stage with acts ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Brad Paisley to Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain Stringband, The Punch Brothers, Levon Helm, John Fogerty and many more.

Tickets can be purchased by calling The Prizery box office at 434-572-8339 or by visiting online at http://www.prizery.com. Tickets are $30 each.



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