Last Thursday, Secret Mountains stopped in for a microshow. We first heard them when they shared a stage with Kadman and Cotton Jones a few months back and we’d been looking forward to their visit to Mobtown for quite a while. Somehow they fit 5 of their 6 members on to our 6’x10′ faux stage. They stripped down their usual show, re-arranged their songs and pulled together a breathtaking set of old and new originals and wonderfully selected covers.
Kelly seduced the crowd with her haunting voice. Chris held everything together playing impeccably on a small Gretch kit complete with shakers and other various toys. Jake played the MicroKorg, banjo and concertina. Cory played what I call the “crying guitar” as well as bass on one track. And Jeff drew us in with his contrastingly dark guitar playing.
Kelly’s vocals: Neumann U87, Room mics: AT PZMs, Keys: MXL990, Concertina/Banjo: Sennheiser 441, Guitars: Cascade Fathead Ribbon.
Recorded on February 18, 2010 at Mobtown Studios
Vocals by Kelly Laughlin
Guitar by Jeffery Silverstein
Guitar by Cory Lawrence
Banjo and keyboards by Jake Winstanley
Drums by Chris Muccioli
Produced and mixed by Mat Leffler-Schulman
Artwork by David Manchester