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GENIASS PRESENTS: Sol Driven Train w/ Uncle Mountain
Asheville Music Hall
Asheville, NC
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GENIASS PRESENTS: Sol Driven Train w/ Uncle Mountain
Genre: Americana / Soul & Rock / World / Americana
Cover: $8 adv / $10 door
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If you need to visualize the soul, think of it as a kind of train. Yes, a
long, lonesome freight train rumbling from generation to generation
on an eternally rainy morning: its boxcars are loaded with sighs and
laughter, its hobos are angels, its engineer is the queen of spades -
and the queen is wild. Whoo-whoo! Hear that epiphanic whistle blow.
The train's destination is the godhead, but it stops at the Big Bang, at
the orgasm, and at the hole in the fence that the red fox sneaks
through down behind the barn. It's simultaneously a local and an
express, but it doesn't transport weaponry, and it certainly ain't no
milk run."- Tom Robbins, Villa Incognito

Sol Driven Train's music weaves through genres like a Tom Robbins
paragraph. The band's sonic schizophrenia absorbs American
influences like Jon Prine and Paul Simon, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms
into honest songs about life, love, loss, and long johns. The 5-piece
band, based in Charleston, SC, features 4 rotating lead vocalists, and
multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, and percussion.

"Believe," the band's 8th independent release in 10 years (including a
live album, a live concert DVD, and two studio albums for children), is
getting national airplay. The band stays busy on the road, averaging
150 shows per year, and is appearing this summer at festivals and
clubs across the country.


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Uncle Mountain is an indie rock band living in Asheville, NC. Moving from Boone, NC after releasing their self-produced debut album, Salt Sweet and Memory Feet, Uncle Mountain began to focus their energy on their live show and began a regular touring schedule in the southeast. Now playing many regional festivals, cultural events, and having opened for Band of Horses in Asheville, Uncle Mountain has seen a significant bloom in regional support culminating in a packed show at The Grey Eagle in celebration of the release of their second album, Miles of Skyline.

Spawning from friendships dating as far back as to the days of middle school, Uncle Mountain's music can't help but have the personal touch, honest approach and accountability that comes standard with lifelong friends. Steadily tinkering away in various basements and crawl spaces since they first discovered a four-track tape deck, Ryan Furstenberg, Ryan Lassiter, and Dan Shearin have together discovered the allure of home recording, experimental arrangements, and how to sing, write, and live with one another. Each song in Uncle Mountain's set is a marriage of pre-conception and spontaneous collaboration.

The three distinct and stylistically unique songwriters steer each other's tunes in different directions until they've reach a destination, often that they had never expected. The result is one that they are proud of both in headphones and on stage, blending the organic soul of rock and folk with the lively percussion, rich harmonies and colorful textures from their favorite music from around the globe.


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Asheville Music Hall
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
United States

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Music > Americana
Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 21
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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