Asheville, North Carolina-based Town Mountain has just announced it is joining the Yep Roc Records’ Sing Out!, a night of songs and solidarity being held in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of North Carolina at The Cat’s Cradle on Saturday, March 11. Tickets are only $15.
“In today’s political climate, we need now more than ever, a great source for accountability,” says Town Mountain’s banjo player Jesse Langlais in a press release. “The ACLU is that entity. Town Mountain is proud to take part in an event to help fight the good fight.”
Tift Merritt, Caleb Caudle and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig from Mountain Man will also be performing. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30.
According to organizers, one hundred percent of ticket sales will go to the ACLU of North Carolina, a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting civil rights and civil liberties for all North Carolinians. The ACLU-NC has approximately 20,000 members and supporters in North Carolina.
“We believe in the civil rights of all human beings and we also love playing music in Eastern North Carolina,” vocalist and guitar player Robert Greer adds. “That’s why we’re stoked to play this show benefiting the ACLU of North Carolina at Cat’s Cradle!”
Town Mountain is known for their hard-driving sound, in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk swagger of their live performances, the release states.” The hearty base of Town Mountain’s music is the bluegrass triumvirate of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. It’s what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group’s wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle. Along with Langlais and Greer, this the Asheville-based band features and mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Jack Devereux and Zach Smith on bass.”