Eight Dollar Mountain

Eight Dollar Mountain

Performing in the 2013 Green Show Thursday, August 22.

This is their second season in the OSF Green Show.

Southern Oregon bluegrass! High energy, traditionally inspired, string music!

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. 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 is 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 sure to get you moving!

Eight Dollar Mountain on Community: Community for Eight Dollar Mountain is extremely important and includes the very young to the very experienced. Our range of performances include large festivals with attentive audiences, school children workshops, radio performances such as West Coast Live, performances at regional senior homes, and to individuals who just love to dance! Most individuals find our music and performances very accessible. We reach out to our audience who in turn reach out to us. In addition to our audience, we stay connected to the limited music community that share the same desire to uphold the traditions of our musical genre. These musical roots run deep and have a beautiful history within the American culture. We are inspired by this music and love to share this passion with others who feel the same. To us, these individuals are family. We continue to try to connect to those who appreciate our musical style and to introduce this style to those who are not familiar!