The incredible talent of Pat LaMountain (and her husband Tex - more on him later) singing "Summer Rain" from her "A Few Miles Later" CD.
The first time I heard "Summer Rain" all I could say was "Wow! where have I been and why haven't I heard this before?". Reminiscent of The Byrds, this arrangement had me at the get-go. The whole CD is a delight and encompasses many different styles showing quite a diverse musical background. Pat & Tex may have flown under the radar a bit but it isn't because they aren't talented. They have been a force in the local music scene for a long time and over the years have become very accomplished in every aspect of the music business.
I am only recently getting to know more about the LaMountains and their music and I can see they leave a rich legacy of original music in their wake. I first heard about the LaMountains when tracking down Kenje Ogata's rendition of "Eagles" which was written by Tex. The more I found out about them, the more I wanted to know. They are still playing and I am looking forward to seeing them perform. You can find their schedule on their site.