Backstage and Unplugged at MOTM: Railroad Earth, Acoustic Syndicate & The New Familiars (VIDEO)

Written by David Shehi / photo by Rex Thomson / video by Shehi & Thomson

August 31, 2011

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If there ever was a festival that’s sound is summed up in its name, it is Music on the Mountaintop. Held near the highest point in the Blue Ridge mountain range, Grandfather Mountain, organically grown mountain music reigns supreme at the event that was born from a college environmental project. With its fourth year now in the books, we are pleased to exclusively present backstage performances from some of the artists who went on to blow the crowd away from the MOTM main stage. In this first volume (of two), we were joined by Railroad Earth, Acoustic Syndicate and The New Familiars for some sonically pleasing string-play.

 

 

Railroad Earth: Backstage and Unplugged at Music on the Mountaintop

Acoustic Syndicate: Backstage and Unplugged at Music on the Mountaintop

The New Familiars: Backstage and Unplugged at Music on the Mountaintop