|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||alt-country americana country folk|
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Blue Mountain has been compared to similarly styled US outfits such as Uncle Tupelo and Wilco over the years, owing to their knack for penning memorable roots rock-based compositions. Blue Mountains roots lay in another outfit, the Hilltops, founded in 1988 in Oxford, Mississippi by eventual husband and wife Cary Hudson (Sumrall, Mississippi, USA; vocals/guitar) and Laurie Stirratt (b. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; vocals/bass). After 1989s cassette-only debut Holler and 1991s Big Black River, the Hilltops split up, but Hudson and Stirratt opted to remain together, forming Blue Mountain shortly thereafter. Along with drummer Matt Brennan, the trio issued a self-titled debut in 1993 on their own 4 Barrel Records, before switching to the Roadrunner Records label. Further acclaimed but poor-selling albums were issued throughout the 90s, including Dog Days, Home Grown, and Tales Of A Traveler. The first of these releases featured new member Frank...