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Mountain Express Acoustic / Press

““We’ve got something for everybody — the big kids, the little kids, the dogs,” Grateful Dog organizer Sam Rogers said. “It’s gonna be a great day.” The inaugural Grateful Dog in 2012 was focused on the late Jerry Garcia in that every song performed had to be a Garcia song. These days, the festival keeps a Deadhead vibe, but musicians are invited to play any song performed by the Grateful Dead, one of its members or one of their side projects. The musicians will gather in different ensembles, each playing several songs from the Grateful Dead’s large repertoire. Rogers said organizers were pleased to snag the popular Mountain Express Band as headliners. “A lot of people around here kind of grew up on Mountain Express,” Rogers said. “Now, they’re more based in Columbia and the Upstate, but they played at Southern Hops not long ago. I walked up to speak with them on a break and happened to walk up on a conversation about a dog shelter. So it was basically a match”

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“The starting point began because of their Southern influences: bluegrass; blues; country; rock’n’roll. All of these started in the Southern United States. Growing up with these genres all around you allows you to experience another aspect of these styles than in any other part of the world. You are able to grasp the concept of a hot, sunny summer day in South Carolina as an “experience” not just a concept. Those experiences are able to happen again and again when you live here and those influences get in your bones and grab hold of your soul. This band wants to show what they have learned from their collective experiences and portray these in musical form for others to enjoy.”

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“Bluegrass, Beer & BBQ | Friday, May 2, 7 pm | free Head to Frothy Beard Brewing for live bluegrass music from Mountain Express Acoustic, an accomplished group of musicians from Columbia, SC. Get a tour of the Frothy Beard digs, free of charge, from the owner. Order a pint of their suds for just $5. Sip on your beverage, indulge in some vittles from the Hello My Name is BBQ food truck, and enjoy your evening.”

“Wind down from the work week with delicious, hand-crafted beer from the Frothy Beard Brewing Co. and bluegrass inspired, “jammy” tunes by Mountain Express Acoustic. Hailing from Columbia, SC, various members of the band have graced the stage or played the same bill with the likes of Widespread Panic, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Bruce Hornsby, Ronnie Milsap, Jerry Reed, Edwin McCain, Acoustic Syndicate, Ralph Stanley, and others. Their unique style of Southern Roots based Americana is sure to make you want to dance and wiggle. Pints or flights of Frothy Beard’s flagships and seasonal drafts are $5. Owner-led tours of the nano-brewery are offered free of charge. The World Famous Hello BBQ Truck will be on hand to serve up some tasty barbeque sandwiches and traditional southern sides.”

“MOUNTAIN EXPRESS ACOUSTIC is a project that was formed by some friends to explore some musical ideas that had been developing over the past few years. Born out of a love of Bluegrass and Acoustic Music these guys have put this project together with a desire to "explore and keep things simple". The various members of the band have graced the stage or played the same bill with the likes of: Widespread Panic; Colonel Bruce Hampton...; Bruce Autry Hornsby; Ronnie Milsap; Jerry Reed, Edwin McCain; Acoustic Syndicate; Ralph Stanley and others.”

“It’s certainly fitting that our last session of 2013 includes two veteran Woodshed bands and Columbia favorites, The Prairie Willows and Mountain Express Acoustic. Embodying a fun spirit, the Prairie Willows’ pristine harmonies take front and center while their command of a variety of instruments, from strings to kazoos to cowboy boots, will both soothe and shake your soul. Then, the Bluegrass-tinged Americana and Roots sound of Mountain Express Acoustic takes the stage – years of experience shine through as they pick, pound, and jam their way through both originals and festival favorites likely to have you up on your feet before you know it!”

““Mountain Express — One of the fringe benefits of the first Rockafellas Reunion shows way back in 2007 was the reunion of much-loved local jam-rock crew Mountain Express, which cut its lengthy jams with turns toward Blue Ridge bluegrass. Original members Dave Amos and Gary Bishop have since unplugged and lean more toward Jerry Reed than Jerry Garcia, more North Carolina than southern California. But their songs are still winning ones; “Rockpile,” with its chugging choogle and high harmonies, was featured on No Depression’s website back in September. Patrick Wall Utopia: 8 p.m., free; 782-8522. - http://www.free-times.com/music” - Pat Wall, The Free Times (Nov 27, 2013)”

“Tonight we have the incredible MOUNTAIN EXPRESS returning...these guys are perhaps the quintessential Stillwater band! Outstanding talent, perfect volume, tasteful chops. They've calmed down from their younger, rowdy jam-band days, and now tear it up acoustically! You won't be disappointed!”

“Mountain Express Acoustic #14 on Bluegrass Charts @ The Spotlight Zone.”

“Mountain Express Acoustic has a photo FEATURED on the front page of South Carolina Music Guide's website!”

"Mountain Express Acoustic featured on Last.Fm's/Top 50 List

“We just added Mountain Express Acoustic to the site. Bluegrass....mmmmm, goooood!”

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"Your song "Rockpile" featured on No Depression"

“Mountain Express — A jam-friendly bluegrass act that initially reunited for the first Rockafellas Reunion in 2007, Mountain Express is built on simple Southern roots, having now unplugged for a turn toward bluegrass. At its best, Mountain Express exudes a vibe similar to sitting on the front porch of an old rustic cabin, with clouds sitting on the tops of Appalachian mountaintops in the distance. P. Wall Hair of the Dog: 9 p.m., free; 834-5144. ” - Pat Wall, The Free Times (Aug 07, 2013)”

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