Blue Mountain

Friday, Oct 4

Blue Mountain was formed in 1991 by the husband and wife team, Cary Hudson and Laurie Stirratt. The duo drew their name from a small town near their home base of Oxford, Mississippi, where the band members first began soaking up the region’s rich hill country blues scene & incorporating their earlier influences while growing up in the south in the 70’s and 80’s.
Blue Mountain was signed to indie label Roadrunner Records & in 1995 released “Dog Days”, an album cut mostly live in the studio with drummer Frank Coutch and producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel at The Studio, owned by Lou Whitney in Springfield, MO.

The album comprised many songs from their first eponymous release and garnered the band critical success in alt-country circles. Two more albums followed on Roadrunner, Home Grown in 1997, andTales of a Traveler in 1999. An album of all public-domain roots music covers, simply titled Roots followed in 2001, before their live release, Tonight It’s Now or Never in 2002.
All the while, the band toured constantly, playing venues in the US, Canada and Europe.

In August 19, 2008, they released Midnight in Mississippi, an album of original material, as well as an album of re-recorded Blue Mountain originals entitled Omnibus.

Blue Mountain continues to perform regularly, with upcoming shows planned for the fall of 2024.