Eight Dollar Mountain serves up high-energy, traditionally-inspired bluegrass for audiences up and down the West Coast. Their hard-driving rhythm pulls you onto the dance floor, with a clear, purposeful sound reflecting the roots of mountain music, blues, and old time country. Eight Dollar Mountain sounds familiar, like the tunes coming from grandpa’s back porch, yet their energy carries the tradition of bluegrass into the 21st century.
Since coming together on a foggy mountain top in 2010, this hard-working group has released three albums, Wild River Country (2010), Riverboat Gambler (2012), and Tied to the Tracks (2014) produced by Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon. Their original songwriting and arrangements blend whitewater-fast rhythms, tasteful vocal harmonies and plenty of low-end groove for a live performance that is sure to get crowds dancing and hollering for more. The band is based in Ashland, OR.
Eight Dollar Mountain is Darren Campbell (guitar), Stuart Green (banjo), Phil Johnson (mandolin), Joe Porto (bass), Mark Lackey (dobro).