Mount Moriah – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – December 15th, 2012

Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah

Hiss Golden Messenger

Sat, December 15, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$8.00 - $10.00

Mount Moriah
Mount Moriah
As record store clerks in Chapel Hill NC, Heather McEntire (of post- punk veterans Bellafea) and Jenks Miller (of heavy psych/metal outfit Horseback) spent their evenings creating Mount Moriah as an outlet for their mutual interest in classic American folk and rock music. Born in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, McEntire weaves narratives into spectral tapestries imbued with the complex majesty of the South and its deep-seeded spirituality. With nods to both classic folk-rock (Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Carole King, Emmylou Harris) and their contemporaries (Gillian Welch, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes) Mount Moriah challenges existing traditional folk music forms with arrangements born from Miller's interest in minimalism and sound texture. The 2010 EP, The Letting Go, highlighted the band's thematic range, moving from delicate acoustic narratives to a dark, fuzzed out, soulful stomper in just three tracks. Mount Moriah's long-awaited, self-titled debut -- featuring guest instrumentation by members of St. Vincent, Megafaun, Gayngs, Bowerbirds and many other North Carolina- based musicians -- is cut from the same cloth, offering a far reaching and non-traditional take on classic folk themes like devotion, tribulation, redemption, and an indelible sense of place.
Hiss Golden Messenger
Hiss Golden Messenger
"Mystical country, like an eerie yellowing photograph" – David Bowie

"A small but grand statement, recorded in a week, but achieving country-soul greatness"
- UNCUT * * * * stars

"MC Taylor writes folk music that is at once firmly steeped in tradition and immediately accessible."
- NPR Music

"Fans of Will Oldham and Bill Callahan will find much to admire in the work of MC Taylor, a revivalist who also lectures in folklore."
- Guardian UK
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/