From Johnson City, Tennessee, This Mountain formed in late 2010 as a collective of friends and musicians of diverse background. They have been featured at festivals such as Knoxville’s Rhythm N’ Blooms, Johnson City’s Blue Plum Festival, and Bristol’s Rhythm and Roots Reunion—and have played cities and towns throughout the Southeast and Northeast.
They have supported a wide range of acts including Moon Taxi, The Whigs, The Black Lillies, Jim Lauderdale, Scythian, River Whyless, and The Last Bison. The band’s first independently released album, Future Ghost, received glowing reviews on a number of music blogs and was listed as one of 2012’s top 50 albums by HearYa.com. TheMusicFile.com listed the song “Desert” as one of 2012’s top 20 songs of the South.
This Mountain continues to develop its live and studio sound. Their sophomore release, Still Waters, was released in the fall of 2014 and exhibits the band’s sonic development and maturation. Blue Ridge Outdoors names This Mountain as one of Southern Appalachia’s twenty bands to watch. The band’s most recent release is a four song EP, THS MTN (PT 1).
New Album Coming Soon: