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Shades Mountain Air / Press

““There's a family feeling about this group of musicians--- they seem related to each other, owing to the synchronicity with which they play and sing together, and the good-natured way they rib each other throughout a typical performance. What's more, they seem kin to their audience and hosts--- there's a generosity in the show … like a band of cousins at a family reunion. Indeed, Shades Mountain Air has always shown a special affinity for this venue, stepping up to offer their considerable gifts in a selfless support of our efforts. We are happy to welcome them to our stage at any time... not only for their proficiency as performers, but because we know them as good and true friends.””

Keith Harrelson, owner, - Moonlight on the Mountain

““Strong vocals, musical variety, and high-spirited fun is the hallmark of their performances.””

Early County News, Blakely, Georgia

““…incredibly tight musicianship and tight harmonies – not a ragtag bunch of hobbyists. This band was (and is) the real deal.””

““A mix of blue-grass, newgrass, gospel, originals and occasional parodies...well-blended vocals and lots of energy. Basically suburban folk with rural roots...a good time.””

Birmingham News

““When you blend great musicians, good song selections and original material, with colorful entertainers that engage their audience, you get Shades Mountain Air. “ “Hot Strings, Birmingham’s Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival choose Shades Mountain Air to be one of our featured bands in 2010, and we were thrilled with their performance, and the audience was too. Their shows are musical, entertaining, and just plain fun!” ”

Brent Warren, Editor Bamagrass Magazine - Alabama Bluegrass Music Association

““Shades Mountain Air's distinct sound is created by considerable individual talent blended to create a powerful ensemble. Their instrumental energy is evident in every show. I booked Shades Mountain Air to help celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the University of West Alabama at Homecoming. The College of Education has already received a record number of reservations for this event.””

Dr. Kathy Chandler, Dean, Education School - The University of West Alabama

““This is the real stuff! Great music from the soul of America. Shades Mountain Air will take you back and lift you up. Don’t miss them!””

Timothy George - Dean, Beeson Divinity School

““First-class bluegrass served up with an uncanny ability to embrace the audience from the first pluck of the string. It’s just hard to beat great music from wonderful people!” ”

Mart Gray, Concert Manager - Just Folk Coffeehouse, Elba, Alabama