The Oly Mountain Boys play bluegrass with high-energy drive and a Pacific Northwest bent, mixing traditional tunes with revolutionary original bluegrass compositions. By combining picking prowess with tight three-part vocal harmonies, the band aims to showcase the power and appeal of a truly American musical form.
Fall has set in here in Oly, and we've been holing up in the studio, working hard on our next studio album, targeted for release in spring 2014. With "White Horse" we've set out to do something unprecedented: a concept album that tells a life story from beginning to end through original bluegrass. The album's songs center around Charlie McCarver, drawing on local history by setting the story in early 20th century Washington State. It begins with his happiness in youth with wife Lisa-Ann and their children. When his marriage unravels and his family leaves him, the songs chronicle Charlie's psychological crack, descent into violence, and life on the run. The album closes with songs that explore Charlie's memories, regrets, and confrontation with aging and death.
An important part of this album's concept is to enrich the music's vision of the characters by seeking out fiction writers and visual artists to create short prose pieces, drawings, and photos that will be packaged with the music. If this sounds intriguing to you, we want to hear from you!
Stay tuned for pre-order information - or if you can't wait, come check these songs out live!
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th, 9:30pm - Everybody's Brewing, White Salmon WA.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9th, 9pm - BREWGRASS 2013, H20, Anacortes WA.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 20th, 8pm - South Bay BBQ (Pig Bar), Olympia WA. Kick off your holidays with a down home bluegrass show!
FRIDAY JANUARY 17th, 9:30pm - Doyle's Public House, Tacoma WA.
SATURDAY JANUARY 18th, 8:30pm - Robin Hood Restaurant & Pub, Union WA.
And by the way, our new album might not be available for the holidays, but we'd love to see a few more of our other ones wind up in somebody's stocking. All three albums are available on CDBaby, or you can find us on iTunes and Amazon too!