For this episode of Arthur Radio, our dear friend Michael (aka warbling troubadour Mountainhood) left his woodland home in northern California and trekked across the vast continent to join us in wet, grey Brooklyn. His live set, recorded in Hairy Painter’s living room, somehow captures the dewy green landscape he inhabits out west; the quiet of the wind rustling the treebranches, the feeling that a four-legged creature may be watching from nearby, protectively…
Mountainhood’s songs capture a sense of both solitude and oneness with nature that is for the most part difficult to find in the concrete jungle of New York City. Michael, however, feels at home in both environments– and is more than happy to share his stories, songs and artwork with friends new and old alike, wherever his journey takes him.
White Magic just released New Egypt, an EP centered around trance-like, looping vocals that conjure up the ghost of Siouxsie and the Banshees circa 1980 (imagine the phrase “I can read your mind / I can read your mind” echoing and reverberating alongside some spaced out Middle-Eastern rhythms.) This Friday, they will be invoking their witchy/bewitching music alongside Glasser and Big Search in the heart of a redwood grove, as part of a showcase presented by folkyeah!. After the show, why not set yourself to sleep amongst the giants in the adjacent campground:
Fernwood’s campground is located in a majestic redwood grove along the Big Sur River. We have tent camping, RV sites with water and electric hookups, and tent cabins along the river. Hiking trails lead right from here into the state park.
Date & Time: Friday, March 27th, 9PM
Venue: Fernwood Resort, Big Sur
Location: 47200 Highway 1 / Big Sur, CA 93920
Price: $12.00 (For tickets and camping info, go here)