The story of Mountain Man is the story of friends united through singing under the stars in deserts and mountain ranges across America. Mountain Man met when Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath heard Molly Erin Sarlé beautifully singing “Dog Song” in the living room of their Bennington College dorm. Meath insisted that Sarlé teach her the song, and consequently taught it to her friend Alexandra Sauser-Monnig. Mountain Man was born when they all met and sang the song together.

After releasing their debut Made the Harbor in 2010, they took a seven-year hiatus after graduating from Bennington College in Vermont. Meath moved to North Durham, North Carolina to form Sylvan Esso, Sarlé joined a Zen center in California, and Sauser-Monnig moved back to Minnesota before disappearing to a farm in the North Carolina mountains. They kept in touch through regular conference calls.

Eventually, the three came back together and embarked on a cross-country road trip. After spending many intimate moments together traveling across America, the friends reconvened as a trio at the 2017 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Wisconsin. They played a small cabin-like stage in the Eau Claire woods. Feeling their extreme musical chemistry again, the trio reconvened as Mountain Man and released Magic Ship this year.

Mountain Man have mastered American folk. Their whispering, sweet voices weave together in ethereal harmonies that feel like a quilt you wear while drinking loose-leaf tea in a rocking chair on a porch in the mountains of some unknown place deep in the forest.

They are playing The Sinclair on Saturday, October 27th. We’re giving away two tickets! This giveaway closes Thursday, October 25th, so get your submission in soon. Mountain Man are a unique act that you don’t want to miss.

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