Mountain Ride, a bluegrass band from Pennsylvania who plays both traditional and progressive styles, released an official music video on September 28th of this year. The band, started in 2015, is still fairly new, but produce a beautiful polished sound that would trick you into thinking they’ve been established and touring for years. The members certainly have a magical chemistry, and the five piece band consists of Eric Avey on guitar, Kate Avey on bass, Chance Hurley on mandolin, Scott Matlock on fiddle, Corey Woodcock on banjo.
The intimate video is shot at the former Duffield Elementary School in Duffield, PA. The school is now a charming bohemian store called “Hip Gypsy Emporium,”and the video takes place in the apartment where the owners live, which provides the perfect backdrop for the band’s song “Try.” The videographers Bradley Atom and Rory McAllister place themselves right in the middle of the band, making you feel like you are there with them.
Eric says about the song, “[It] was about two weeks old and I suggested it to the band that we put out something a little bit different than what people know us by.” The song has a sweet and soulful, almost vulnerable feel to it, and though the chorus is high energy, my favorite parts of the song are the rhythmic guitar breakdowns flavored by a singing fiddle. The song features a fiesty mandolin solo at the end that’s worth the wait! The video was recently featured on Bluegrass Today, which gained a lot of attention with over 500 shares.
Watch the video yourself and download your copy of their album Time to Roll, available now on their website. This Friday, December 16, they’ll be playing at Four Seasons Brewing in Latrobe, PA, and December 31st they’ll be playing a New Year’s Eve show with Cabinet and Blind Owl Band at Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA.