Review – Dirty Mountain

Album: 01
Release Date: March 18, 2016
Genre: Roots/Rock

Victoria, BC based rock and blues band Dirty Mountain is composed of Elli Hart (vocals), Lane Ardnt (lead guitar), Gord Light (bass) and Tom Salter (drums). The harmonious West Coasters recently released their debut album 01.

It is clear that 01 revolves around Hart’s smooth vocals and the stories she unfolds throughout the album. Hart puts everything on the table with her incredibly delicate and personal lyrics. The songs all speak to relatable and honest experiences such as heartache, personal troubles and living the “drunkards life”.

My favourite song has to be “Tangled Up Lies”, because of the Janis Joplin-borrowed lyrics: “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose”. I can see how Joplin’s sound and lyrics could have had a big influence on Dirty Mountain.

In the wake of the new album, Dirty Mountain is commencing on a 10-day tour across Western Canada. If you find yourself in any of the following Western cities over the next month, you should make a point of getting out to see Dirty Mountain live.

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Upcoming Tour Dates:
March 28th: Kamloops, BC, Woman’s Hockey World Cup
April 2nd: Victoria, BC, Lucky Bar
April 8th: Nanaimo, BC, The Vault
April 9th: Ladysmith, BC, The Music Hall
April 21st: Nelson, BC, The Royal on Baker
April 22nd: Lethbridge, AB, The Owl Acoustic Lounge
April 23rd: Calgary, AB, Wine-OH’s
April 29th: Salt Spring Island, BC, Moby’s Pub
April 30th: Cobble Hill, BC, The Cobblestone

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