Leave The Bottle, Town Mountain’s 2012 release, had the band poised for a push into the bluegrass mainstream.Touring relentlessly behind that fantastic record, Western North Carolina’s hottest bluegrass quintet made good on their potential and spent 2013 roaring into the spotlight. Their efforts did not go unnoticed, as last year culminated with Town Mountain taking home two Momentum Awards – Performance Band of the Year and Vocalist of the Year for singer Robert Greer – at the International Bluegrass Music Association convention in September.That is heady praise that comes with lofty expectations. If early 2014 is any indication, that praise is well justified and those expectations will easily be met and far exceeded.A new record is in the works and the band continues to put the rubber to the road, sharing their hard drivin’ bluegrass sound with all who will listen.Town Mountain is coming off a weekend down in Florida and a well-received appearance at Suwannee Springfest. The rest of the spring and early summer shows a concert schedule heavy with featured spots at some of biggest festivals in the land. The band will be playing at MerleFest (North Wilkesboro, NC), Lake Eden Arts Festival (Black Mountain, NC), Graves Mountain Festival of Music (Madison, VA), Appalachian Uprising (Scottown, OH), Seedtime On The Cumberland (Whitesburg, KY), Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival (Bean Blossom, IN), and even Midnight Sun Folk Fest (Nome, AK).All of that goodness takes place before the end of June.You don’t have to wait long at all to catch Town Mountain, though. This Friday, along with Foghorn Stringband, they’ll be at Isis Music Hall in Asheville.Trail Mix wants to give you a pair of tickets so you can check out the show.Take a shot at the trivia question here below and email your answer to [email protected] A winner of two tickets will be chosen from all correct responses received by noon tomorrow (Thursday, March 27).Thanks for reading, and Good Luck!Q: Town Mountain has two records produced by what noted bluegrass bass heavyweight?
The beach is at your doorstep.“I listed the property and identified who I thought would be the perfect prospective buyer through my database,” he said.“The buyer drove down the Coast and successfully bought it within 24 hours.”The three-bedroom residence at 13A Ocean View is on a 405sq m block with 12.6m of beach frontage.It features bi-fold doors, a timber deck, open-plan kitchen with granite benchtops as well as a private barbecue terrace and hydrotherapy swim spa. This beach house at 13A Ocean View, Mermaid Beach sold for $4.6 million.AN hour’s drive down the M1 to inspect a Gold Coast property has cost a Brisbane-based buyer $4.6 million.The beachfront Mermaid Beach house sold within 24 hours after the inspection, according to marketing agent Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal. What a view!More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt last changed hands in 2015 for $3.56 million.It’s understood the vendors have updated the property since buying it.“The sellers are over the moon with the sale price — it was the price they wanted to achieve,” Mr Stevens said.“The buyer is also excited that they were able purchase their dream home and are looking forward to the Mermaid Beach lifestyle.” 13A Ocean View, Mermaid Beach. MERMAID BEACH HOUSE VALUES SOAR TO A RECORD $1.5 MILLION Mr Stevens said there was no better time to sell on the Gold Coast.“This is further evidence that the Mermaid Beach market is in hot demand.“I currently do not have enough properties for sale — I have clients looking to invest in the area.The mega sale follows two recent sales in the suburb — Mr Stevens handled the sale of a Hedges Ave penthouse that sold for $5.25 million while Michael Kollosche of Kollosche Prestige Agents marketed a Albatross Ave penthouse that changed hands for $3 million. The latest CoreLogic data shows the median price for houses in Mermaid Beach rose to $1.562 million, a 9.1 per cent increase over 64 house sales in the past 12 months. 13A Ocean View, Mermaid Beach sold for $4.6 million. read more