Mountain Heart (from the album Soul Searching available on Compass Records)
The four musicians that are at the core of Mountain Heart, (Josh Shilling - piano, guitar, Seth Taylor - guitar, Aaron Ramsey - mandolin, bass, and Jeff Partin - dobro, bass), continue to open possibilities for string bands as they become musical chameleon seekers of truth on their recent release, Soul Searching. Mountain Heart stare up with tenderness as their playing hushes under “Stars” and let the bass bump form a conga line into “Festival” as Soul Searching calls out with a chorus of harmony buried under the weight trapped emotions of “Your Love Won’t Let Me Go”.
Mountain Heart travel down the Mississippi to New Orleans, putting the string band into a second line strut for “No Complaints”, pick out an English Folk pattern for the extended ramble of “Curly Headed Woman”, tumble along like the shifting love in “Restless Wind”, and drift a piano-driven lead across the title track. Soul Searching spins the dial between musical styles, the common ground on the tracks the ability of Mountain Heart to create a non-stop beat to course underneath “You Can’t Hide a Broken Heart” as their instruments cascade over “Amicalola Falls” and support the promises of “More Than I Am” with a committed honesty in the vocals and playing.
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