In this month of nonstop entertainment one of our favorite summer tradition returns, here are some photos of “Mt. Joy” at the opening of Rolling on the River.
~Photos and Article by David Rocco~
“Mt. Joy” was a refreshing sound to have back at Wingfield Park for the 1st Rolling on the River during Artown 2018. It was particularly nice to have a National Touring Act back on the stage thanks to the partnership between KTHX Radio 100.1 and Reno News & Review. “Mt. Joy” has a great sound steeped in folk-rock tradition and powered by the intuitive, creative connection of all the band members.
These dreams are more than paper things, sings Matt Quinn on “Mt. Joy’s”infectious folk-rocker Astrovan, a warm, yearning bit of road-trip philosophy that posits the existence of a Deadhead Jesus cruising the dusty highways of the countryside.
“Mt. Joy” started off as a rekindling of shared musical ambitions between Philadelphia high school friends Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar). The pair met multi-instrumentalist Michael Byrnes, and together, with Byrnes’ roommate Caleb, they named themselves Mt. Joy as an ode to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park near Sam’s childhood home. As a group, they recorded three songs and sent them out into the world, hoping for the best.
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