Luke Black & Drury Anderson of The Mountain Grass Unit – Keeping The Fire Going

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We’re stoked this week to have Luke Black and Drury Anderson of The Mountain Grass Unit as our guests on No Simple Road! The Mountain Grass Unit consists of three Birmingham pickers, Drury Anderson (mandolin and vocals), Luke Black (acoustic guitar and banjo), and Sam Wilson (upright bass). With the addition of Luke Black and Sam Wilson on harmonies, The Mountain Grass Unit has established the firm foundation to take on not only the vocal harmonies of traditional bluegrass tunes, but also the freedom to adapt songs from various genres to an all-acoustic format. Aside from their original songs, all three are equally comfortable restyling a Tony Rice number, a classic Grateful Dead tune, or covering contemporary acoustic masters like Billy Strings. The youthful exuberance and energy they bring to the stage is always remarkable.

 

We talk with the guys about:

  • Their experience attending Berklee College Of Music.
  • How they have explored and developed their vocal chops.
  • The was they got Sam to join the band and play the upright bass.
  • How rap rhythms influence their sound.
  • If they are feeling the wave of momentum behind them and how it is affecting their world.
  • How they came to learn about Jamgrass and the way the community has taken them in.
  • Where they see themselves fitting into the wider tapestry of the musical community,
  • How they deal with playing for rowdy crowds.
  • Some of the kindness and love they’ve found on the road.

… and much, much more!

 

Head over to www.mountaingrassunit.wordpress.com to learn more!

 

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