2014 Mountain Stage Schedule
Martin co-founded Boulder based band Long Road Home in 2005 along with Justin Hoffenberg. While his guitar playing and singing skills are obvious to audiences, many aren't aware of Martin's propensity towards songwriting. Though writing since a very young age, Martin claims his first real presentable song was written at age 18. Many of his songs are featured in Long Road Home, but are crafted in such an honest and thoughtful manner that many assume they are old traditional songs.
After Jack is a musical celebration of togetherness. Named 2014 Americana Vocal Group of the Year by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association, the trio couples a modern sensibility with distinctly old-time energy to blend bluegrass, gospel and folk elements. Combine your most beloved musical memories with a foot-stomping string band and top it off with harmonies that spring straight from the soul of the mountains, and you’ve got After Jack.
Emily, Mary and Rachel met while working as performers in a professional theatre company. In forming the band, they realized they were merging three unique musical perspectives. Though often labeled “Americana,” their sound, ability to reach the heart of an audience, and the incredible joy that they bring to the stage cannot be adequately captured by one word.
After Jack’s first full-length album, recently released on Travianna Records, was produced by Aaron Ramsey of Mountain Heart, and is already receiving international airplay. The album’s title, “Echo,” is a notion that describes the band’s songwriting – a collection of stories to be shared and experiences that can only be lived. It’s also an invitation, to all who encounter it, to share those moments. With an ambitious touring schedule, the trio can be heard at major festivals on the East Coast, and will embark on their “Higher Ground” tour in summer 2014, to include competing with 11 other bands at the 41st annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado.