““I have seen this band many times, and while there are a couple of bigger names out there, this Asheville group is the most exciting bluegrass band to come along in a long time”
““Southern Crescent is a near-perfect balance of tradition and young, raw energy… They’ll hear a hundred years of southern musical culture bubbling up and finding a common point where North Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana meet as old friends. Town Mountain’s style and sonic footprint comes from a foundation of rhythm and groove that comes not from just loving the music (that’s too easy) but from living the music.””
““Asheville's Town Mountain is one of the most entertaining bluegrass / string band groups working today and their Southern Crescent features the band at the top of their game.””
““The boys in the band are mighty fine pickers; their songs melodic and carefree. While there’s plenty of tradition bluegrass to be found on their latest release, I’m drawn to this rousing romp that incorporates some Jerry Lee Lewis-flavored honky-tonk piano.””
““There’s a new level of diversity in sounds and styles, which is to say that the honky-tonk flavor that’s long been the quintet’s stock-in-trade is being supplemented with more lyrically and musically sophisticated material that nevertheless keeps the energy high.””
““The convergence of freewheeling harmonies, and their picking, plucking and strumming lends itself to both passion and purpose. With bluegrass reclaiming its populist precepts of late, Southern Crescent boasts all the needed elements to provide their listeners one heck of a hootenanny.””
"The past echoes through Town Mountain, clear through to the future. To bluegrass fans I'd say the genre is in good hands. But you will dig the rough edges too! They're a shot of 100 proof bluegrass with a honky-tonk chaser!"
““They have stuck with their deep bluegrass roots but as they have with all of their releases they have grown and expanded. They sound like Carolina, and they carry that sound farther and farther with Southern Crescent””
““I’m not sure what the definition of bluegrass would be in words alone, but if that definition was set to music, it would probably sound something like Town Mountain’s new Pinecastle Records release, Leave the Bottle... I could go on. There are no duds, and no filler songs on this project, which was produced by Mike Bub. But you get the point. This, my friends, is how bluegrass is supposed to sound.””
"Town Mountain has now arrived front and center with their latest release Leave The Bottle and it appears they are poised to stay put. Centered around strong, soulful vocals—Town Mountain couples creative original material with impressive instrumental skill to define their dynamic style. They are true to bluegrass in all the right ways and this new project keeps them firmly connected to the traditions of the genre, while also allowing them to reach out into the broad horizon of string band music. Leave the Bottle comes highly recommended."
““Town Mountain's impeccable bluegrass credentials are obvious on every cut - strong heartfelt vocals combine with clean, well articulated instrumentals to make powerful straight-ahead original bluegrass."”
“Theres a new mountain in town......Town Mountain, and they get down with heart, grit, soul, and drive! They'll get you moving!"”
“Intuitive is how this album plays. You can hear a band whoʼs creative flow of itʼs original songwriting has been matched by their confidence in playing those songs. Their creative forces are constantly being fed by the acceptance of audiences both young and old, trad or rad. Town Mountain plays music that easily conveys the life they live. Enjoy the latest installment from Town Mountain and get out to hear these guys play a live show. Town Mountain is the real deal, and, they perform and play it right...”
““It's just real good music, right down the middle of the bluegrass alley and you can tell the individual members are socking it to you with every piece of their bluegrass hearts.””