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"Stories from the Rainshadow"- released 8/8/2010.

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Mountain Grey’s music speculates about life through observations of the daily grind we all experience. With an emphasis on songs about living through drought and an uncertain climate in rural Australia, the music ponders many scenarios- tragic and euphoric, reflective and questioning, haggard and urgent. The music also celebrates community and the friendships made in a small bush hamlet.

The lyrics can be challenging one minute and wistful the next. The music can be hard and electric or simply back verandah toe tappers. It’s all there on the new album “Stories from the Rainshadow”. So if you like your music mature and expressive in the folk- rock style then Mountain Grey is certainly worth a listen.

But where does this music come from? What influences Mountain Grey to come up with songs with the diversity found on their new album? It all boils down to being keen observers, not to mention having a few years under our belt, a love of all kinds of music and a willingness to experiment. We intertwine gentle acoustic music with strat inspired rockin’ tunes. The message is still there regardless of the instrumentation and tempo.

The band is a cooperative of musical friends who, every now and then get together to play and record the music of harmonica player/vocalist Mike Robinson-Koss (Relaxettes, The Corrugations). Mike was able to talk guitarist, Nathan Bennett (Driver, Speedy Moose) into joining him for this project where he put down some mighty fine licks and arrangements. Rounding out the band that recorded the 2010 album are Kev Foster (The Corrugations) on drums and vocals and Luke Hynes (Tuff Tones) on double and electric bass.

Various guest artists joined the co-op to help record the cd and also help out when the band plays live - Mandy Baker (The Corrugations, The Deans Marsh Singers) on vocals; Steve James (The Corrugations, Hot Club Swing) on electric bass; cellist, Louise Brown and flautist, Mark Fagan (both from the Brown Family Band); Tony Forbes (Mr Black and Blues, The Corrugations) and Dave Steel (who needs no introduction) on dobro.

This ain’t preachin’ music or country music in the traditional sense, but it is music from the country… and from the heart. Might see ya down the road.