Josh Shilling, lead singer of the alt-acoustic super-group "Mountain Heart" in partnership with world renowned instrument supplies maker D'Addario is pleased to present a new blog series directed at bringing the fans closer into the crazy world that is "Mountain Heart".
This blog will appear regularly on the D'Addario and Mountain Heart web sites and we invite you to read, share and enjoy. We hope this little glimpse into the life of Josh and his band mates will enlighten and amuse you.
Sunday, January 10, 2010:
It's Sunday morning, January 10th and I think I can speak for all the guys in Mountain Heart when I say that we had an AMAZING weekend out on the road!
Although Sundays are usually spent licking wounds for most musicians after traveling, today we're all celebrating yet another sell out show at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan Fridaynight. From what I was told, this was our 6th straight sell out at this intimate room which is also where we recorded our live record The Road That Never Ends in 2007. We had a line downtown that went on forever waiting outside in the snow and single-digit temperaturesto get in and see our show.
After we stuffed ourselves at our favorite Mongolian Grill just a few blocks away and hit up a Starbucks or as we like to call it Fivebucks, we suited up for showtime. The show kicked off with an electric crowd that actually seemed louder than the band at times! After multiple encores, we ended up on stage for over three hours playing every single request from the crowd. Michigan has become one of our favorite states when it comes to fan support, andAnn Arbor in particular seems to be addicted to live music!
After such a ridiculously good night in MI, we headed to Clay City, KY to play to another die hard crowd that also fought several inches of snow on country roads to party with us. It seems like our rock edge is rubbing off on even the traditionalists in eastern Kentucky. I noticed a lot of young faces and requests for Allman Brothers covers....CRAZY!
After the great show last night, we packed up the bus and scooted back down to Nashville for some recording sessions this week. Outside of touring, our main focus right now is writing new material and recording a new record. The only thing I can share aboutthe project thus far is that it's going to be the most creative and original sound I've ever heard!
As always, we are all so blessed to be using great gear in the studio and on tour so I wanna say thanks to D'Addario for their products and never ending support. With as many strings as we go thru in a tour we couldn't live without them!
Until next time...............
Josh Shilling is the lead singer of the alt-acoustic super-group "Mountain Heart. Both Josh and all the members of Mountain Heart are proud and exclusive user of D'Addario strings.
Visit us at www.mountainheart.com and www.daddario.com