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Mountain Faith Bluegrass Band Visits GMN Ahead of Boat Show

February 14, 2017 08:49 AM

The Mountain Faith Band is in town from North Carolina for the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show this week at the DECC. Ahead of their live performances, members of the band stopped by GMN to share their talents. 

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The band plays a variety of songs on bluegrass instruments including the banjo, guitar and mandolin. 

"We actually listen to songs, and try to find songs that nobody would ever expect to hear on these instruments, and those are the ones we pick," vocalist Summer McMahan said of the band's style.

If Mountain Faith sounds familiar, it may be because they were in the semifinals on "America's Got Talent," and recently won the "Emerging Artist of the Year" award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Summer says the "Emerging Artist of the Year" award was one of the goals they had set for the year.

"Just to be nominated, we were super excited," she said of the experience. "And we were sitting there, completely unprepared to win, so that made it even better. We're very thankful."

Their latest album, "That Which Matters," also debuted #1 on Billboard Americana-Roots Charts.

To see the Mountain Faith Band play live this week, stop by the DECC at 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or at 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Click here to learn more about the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show. 


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