Fire Mountain returns to studio 116Published 8:46pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014
By popular demand, Fire Mountain will be back at studio 116 on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge Saturday night.
The popular Americana folk rock band will kick off its summer schedule in one of its favorite venues, said Perry Brown, lead singer/songwriter.
“We’ve played studio 116 several times and it’s a great place to perform. The atmosphere is great,” Brown said. “Around this area, there aren’t many venues that feature original music. And no one else is doing the kind of music we do.”
So Fire Mountain at studio 116 is a unique opportunity for those who enjoy Americana folk rock music.
Brown said he’s not exactly sure how to describe Americana folk rock but it alternates between Southern slow-burners and folk-rock jam.
“We won’t blow the doors off but it’s full,” he said. “Saturday night at studio 116 is going to be a lot of fun … and full.”
Brown has sometimes performed at studio 116 with just a couple of backup players. But Saturday night the band will be full with Ryan Richburg on guitar; Walter Black on bass; Bryan Segraves, on piano and Adam Vinson on drums. Vinson and Segraves are also vocalists.
Brown writes songs about things that are going on in his life in a personal and heartfelt way.
“Through my music, I try to express the human journey of love, life and faith,” he said. “We tend to write a lot about life changes. Our previous albums have been about changes. Our latest album, ‘All Dies Down’ is no different. It focuses mostly on the shift that occurs when you start to settle down in life and have to learn to get over yourself in order to live with another person.”
Fire Mountain has already laid claim to a good measure of fame.
Since its formation in 2009, Fire Mountain was named by Paste Magazine as one of the “12 Alabama Bands You Need to Know Now” and has toured throughout the Southeast.
As Fire Mountain’s acclaim grows and, with the collective aggressive ambition of the band members, Brown said the band’s goal is to be the next standout in the “ever-fertile musical soil of Alabama.”
Admission to the Fire Mountain concert is $8 for individuals and $15 for couples.
The doors will open at 7 p.m. with DJ Gilroy. The opening act for Fire Mountain will be Wilder Adkins, folksinger/songwriter. Adkins, a native of Marietta, Georgia, grew up hearing the old folk songs his dad would play. As a young man, he lived for a short while in a small village in the middle of India, where he learned to sing in the unabashed style of simple people.