Mountain Homes is a six piece Folk band from Greenville, SC. With influences ranging from singer songwriters such as Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, and Leonard Cohen to bands such as R.E.M, Balmorhea, and Broken Social Scene, it goes without saying that the bands musical taste as well as instrumentation is eclectic to say the least. The group was formed in 2011 and has played regularly around the upstate since their inception, the band performs often at The Handlebar but has also performed at The Bohemian, Clemson University, Horizon Records, WPBR The Radio Room, And the list goes on. The band has been featured on "WSBF Clemson Radio/C-TV Live Sessions", "Live on Rock 101", "Monday Night Revival" and was the closing act for HORIZON RECORDS "RECORD STORE DAY". Mountain Homes also recently performed at Clemson Universities "WSBF SPRINGFEST 2012" and ARTISPHERE 2012. Mountain Homes was featured by SONNYS in Spartanburg as a part of their "Sunday Songwriters series". The band has shared the stage with bands such as Shovels and Rope, The Wild, Aficionado, The Dirty Guvnahs, Hospitality, Andy The Doorbum, Jonny Corndawg, Joel Hamilton and many more regional and national performers. Mountain Homes has one E.P release entitled "No Worse For The Wear" and an upcoming release entitled "Songs of loss and longing" Mixed by Mitch Easter (R.E.M, Pavement, Wilco) and mastered by Brad Blackwood (Alison Krauss & Union Station).
Myles Griffin of WeAreTheUpstate.com: "No Worse For The Wear ends the excruciating waiting period for recorded material from a band who’s been playing out vigorously since its inception. And yes, this EP was well worth the wait. This debut is a finely crafted trio of tracks coming from one distinct influence , yet features a variety of atypical instruments and sounds sewn into the tapestry of the songs for a sound that solely belongs to Mountain Homes. The band sets the bar for local releases high very early into 2012, but, damn, what a way to kick off the year. Those who have seen the band live already know that getting this release is a no-brainer, but for those of you looking for a high quality, genuine folk/Americana band, or even if you’re looking for something to fill the void in between Iron And Wine or Avett Brothers releases, get No Worse For The Wear. You will not be disappointed. A seemingly effortlessly fantastic debut from one of the area’s hardest working bands."
David Stringer of SceneSC.com: "When I hear “Carriages” by Mountain Homes it’s one of my favorite songs I’ve heard lately. And yes that includes all the songs that I’ve heard from Justin Townes Earle, Delta Spirit, Jonny Corndawg, and all the other national stuff I’ve heard lately.