‘Mt. Joy’ kicks off Rolling on the River
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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