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Town Mountain | On the Rise By Derek Halsey all photos courtesy of Amy Daniels W 12 hen Town Mountain ended their late-night set at a club called Kings in downtown Raleigh, NC in September of 2013, the crowd was on their side. It was around midnight on a Wednesday evening during the IBMA World of Bluegrass, the first to be held in North Carolina’s capital city. International Bluegrass As the group finished their last song and began to walk off, the audience was having none of it. When Town Mountain answered the call to do an encore, it was a spontaneous and true request for a return to the stage, not one brought on by a pushy announcer. Town Mountain was one of over 40 bluegrass acts showcasing that night at six different venues in the “City of Oaks,” with each group getting one hour to show their wares. What was impressive about their encore was it was asked for by a mix of both

International Bluegrass February 2014

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