Hailing from Viriginia, Furnace Mountain is the very best of authentic old-time American roots music. It is at times lively and raucous, with spirited fiddle melodies weaving in and around the powerful rhythms of the bass and bouzouki. It is at other times poignant and poetic, with sublime vocal harmonies beautifully interpreting some of the oldest songs ever written.
In America, they count the Coen Brothers amongst their biggest admirers. Ethan Coen is such a committed fan that he has asked the band's Aimee Curl to audition for a part in their next big movie.
'Combining unadorned, honest singing with fiddle tunes that evoke both keening bagpipes and lonesome train whistles, interlaced with brilliantly audacious mandolin breaks, Furnace Mountain sound like a marriage between Be-Good Tanyas and the best bits of Nickel Creek - except with true Appalachian soil caked onto their boots' - Rob Adams, The Herald (Scotland).
Tickets £11/ £8