Mountain Ride is a Pennsylvania bluegrass band on the edge of progressive and traditional music. The band’s current line-up emerged in mid 2014, composed of Eric Avey (guitar), Drew Jones (mandolin), Scott Matlock (fiddle), and Kate Avey (bass). Their sound is deeply rooted to bluegrass with a twist of jam grass and country. With full-time members in place, Mountain Ride will become an original progressive bluegrass band.
Mountain Ride was originally formed in 2012 with Eric Avey (guitar) and Kate Avey (bass), with a rotation of mandolin and banjo pickers as guests. (See below for a list of Mountain Riders.) From February 2012-May 2014, Mountain Ride played mainly traditional bluegrass music. In May 2014, Mountain Ride became a full-time 4-member group with the addition of Drew Jones (mandolin) and Scott Matlock (fiddle). For the remainder of 2014, Steve Leonard or Trevor Wire will fill the banjo position. Mountain Ride hopes to secure a full-time banjoist for 2015.
Check out the tour schedule on the Upcoming Shows page, and be sure to catch a show and say hello!
Eric Avey- Guitar & Vocals
Drew Jones- Mandolin & Vocals
Scott Matlock- Fiddle & Vocals
Kate Avey- Upright Bass & Vocals
Steve Leonard- Banjo