Today’s song is “Came Down from the Mountain” by Matt Townsend. The Asheville, North Carolina native has crafted a soothing folk that invokes the likes of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. He also incorporates Americana roots intertwined beautifully with an indie rock vibe similar to the likes of Neutral Milk Hotel, Iron & Wine, and Josh Ritter. His music is an easy listening sound that will cast a wide net to audiences young and old.
This song is the first track on the The Drifter and the Dream (Part I) of his two-part EP series. It features some of Western North Caroli-na’s finest musicians, such as Bill Berg (Drums on Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks) River Guerguerian, Kat Williams, Franklin Keel, Jackson Dulaney, Carly Taich, Charles Gately (Doc Aquatic), Ryan Burns.
The album was produced by Michael Selverne (Welcome to Mars productions) at Echo Mountain Recording Studios.