Mountain Man (Photo courtesy Nonesuch Records)
Mountain Man — the trio of Amelia Meath, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Molly Sarlé — recently released Look at Me Don’t Look at Me, a live album recorded in November 2018 at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, on Nonesuch Records.
The trio next performs live for a concert series, titled Live from the Garden, livestreamed by NoonChorus with the first show on Thursday, Dec. 3.
The live recording captures the band’s intimate touring shows in support of its acclaimed Nonesuch release, Magic Ship, and features tracks from that album, as well as songs from the trio’s 2010 debut, Made the Harbor; Molly Sarle’s “Human”; covers of Fiona Apple’s “Hot Knife” and Michael Hurley’s “Blue Mountain”; and the group’s singularly quirky banter.
Watch a visualizer for “Blue Mountain” by Mountain Man on YouTube:
The band’s “juxtaposition of the contemporary-urban with the backyard-bucolic characterizes their particular brand of Appalachian folk, which comes tinged with witchiness and irreverence,” wrote the Stranger in its review of the Seattle show. “Their harmonies reflect this dynamic, too. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig lays a solid foundation, Meath adds playfulness and sweetness, and Sarlé variously spikes the blend with welcomely sour notes and crystalline brightnesses.”
The trio said: “The Look at Me Don’t Look at Me tour was our first tour together in ten years. It was a wild and magical ride and we are excited to share a live recording from a show we played at a beautiful verbed out church in Seattle! One of our favorite things in life is singing together to a bunch of people in a room. We hope this recording brings you some of the joy you may have been missing until the next time we can all be together. Love, Mountain Man.”
Live from the Garden
Thursday, Dec. 3
Show @ 9pm ET