APRIL 13 - BRANDON MUSIC CAFE - 7:30 to 10:00
JULY 14 - MORGAN HORSE FARM - 6:00 to 8:00
SEPT. 6 - BMWMOV RALLY - 7:00 to 9:00
Middlebury College teacher, Gregg Humphrey, and Middlebury construction company owner, Mike Connor, formed Snake Mountain Bluegrass about twenty five years ago. At the time, both Gregg (guitar and vocals) and Mike (banjo and vocals) were living near Snake Mountain and someone asked them what style of bluegrass they played. “Snake Mountain Bluegrass,” was their immediate response and the name had been theirs ever since.
Earle Provin was originally brought in to do mandolin tracks for one of their CDs. After witnessing the 16 hours of abuse Earle endured in the studio, Gregg took pity on him and asked him to join the band. Earle is also a graphic artist and did the cover art for each of their most recent CDs. He also plays a resophonic guitar adding a unique sound to the bluegrass treatment of their songs.
Mike Boise joined the group after helping them record their first record over 80 years ago. Not many of you remember this, but vinyl records were 78 rpm. At the time, Gregg was just a poor hobo and only had pocket lint to offer Mr. Boise. So, Gregg offered Mike the position of bass player and Mike not really knowing what he was getting into, stupidly accepted the position. There was a period that Mike took a leave of absence to regain his sanity and after 4 years, again, against his better judgement returned to the coven of SMB.
They have recently released two CDs, ‘Bout Time, which features their unique blend of bluegrass music and tight harmony singing, and Under the Radar, where they have included seven original songs. The band uses both a traditional and more modern approach to the bluegrass style, from hard driving “breakdowns” to softer, folk-type arrangements.