Rising from the Cascade-Siskiyou Mountain range of Southern Oregon comes Eight Dollar Mountain, an exciting, high-energy bluegrass quintet. The group effortlessly blends whitewater-fast rhythms, tasteful harmony arrangements and plenty of low-end thump for a live performance that is sure to get crowds dancing and hollering for more.
The group started in early 2010, after members happened to go to the same bluegrass jam in the hills outside of Ashland. The guys each shared a similar passion for bluegrass, newgrass and old-timey music, so after pickin' on a few standards, the group's formation seemed natural. Hailing from all over the United States, each member contributes a distinguished improvisational style, creating a fresh bluegrass sound that's unlike any other.
With blinding-fast flatpicking by guitarist Darren Campbell, the driving rhythms of banjoist Stuart Green, the monstrous chop and Monroe-like tones from mandolin player Phil Johnson, the pulsing low-end of bassist Peter Koelsch, and the haunting bluesy riffs of resonator-guitarist Mark Lackey, Eight Dollar Mountain is taking the Northwest by storm.