this mountain performs Blue Plum in downtown Johnson City (Press file photo)
Down Home, 300 W. Main St., creates some fireworks of its own this weekend with this mountain scheduled for tonight and The Brother Boys Reunion Saturday night. Both shows start at 8 p.m.
this mountain is a collaborative folk-rock band from Johnson City. It features Matt Martin on lead vocals and guitar; Zach Chandley on lead guitar and backing vocals; Taylor Green on bass, keyboard and backing vocals; Patrick Taylor on banjo, guitar and backing vocals; Cody Ledford on cello and bass; and Andrew Gibbens on drums.
The band has been playing together since 2010 and released its first full-length album “Future Ghost” in August. They have been building their fan base with performances at Blue Plum and the Rhythm and Blooms Festival in Knoxville.
Tickets are $14 in advance and at the door.
The Brother Boys reunion has become a homecoming celebration for old fans dating back to the 1980s and new fans who have come to know the music through the band’s semi-regular gigs at Down Home.
The band members are front men Ed Snodderly and Eugene Wolf, Phil Leonard on drums, Roger Rasnake on guitar and Gary Smith on bass.
“It’s our second little reunion show of the year,” Snodderly said. Asked if there were surprises in store, he said with a laugh, “Not that we know of, but we’re sure that there will be.”
The Brother Boys draw their influence from the “brother bands” of country music like The Louvin Brothers and The Wilburn Brothers, performing old songs by artists as varied as Sam Cooke and Townes Van Zandt and newer compositions by Snodderly.
No matter how long the band has been apart, its members, particularly Wolf and Snodderly, fall back into their old ways, joshing and cutting up, much to the delight of their audience.
Tickets are $16 at the door.
For more information about either show, call 929-9822 or visit www.downhome.com.