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LIVE MUSIC: MT. JOY at The Surf Lodge
July 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pmFree
Mt. Joy is an Indie Folk band from Philadelphia, currently recording their first full-length album in Los Angeles, CA. Matt Quinn (Vocals/Guitar) and Sam Cooper (Guitar) met in high school and started performing songs together in 2005. Their first single “Astrovan” began taking off on streaming platforms, and Matt and Sam decided to put their other careers on hold. Matt dropped out and Sam left his job to focus full-time on Mt. Joy. Soon after, Michael Byrne (bass), Sotiris Eliopoulos (drums), and Andrew Butler (keys) joined and expanded the duo to a full 5-piece band. Mt. Joy’s folk rock sound can be attributed to some of the band’s biggest influences: Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, and even contemporaries such as The Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, and Vampire Weekend.