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Mountain Creek House Fire
April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm| Free
Mountain Creek House Fire has covered a lot of ground since its inception in 2014. Robert Lovett and Pattee Wilbanks, playing original tunes with roots influences that range from blues, to bluegrass, to folk, to country, have grown into a prolific song writing team that can hold its own in the vibrant music scene of Chattanooga, TN. Robert, a Texas-born singer/songwriter with an Americana style, has recorded two original solo CDs (check out cdbaby.com and itunes) that are influenced by bluegrass and country blues. He comes to Chattanooga via Texas, Nashville, and Knoxville, and has found home here in the Scenic City. Pattee, who has been performing in Chattanooga since the mid-’80s in various folk and bluegrass bands, plays guitar, mandolin, and clawhammer banjo as well as sings. She also writes beautifully personal songs with compelling melodies. The two have different, but complementary, writing styles that make this musical partnership shine. Their momentum has built and taken them to radio, tv, coffee houses, restaurants, festivals, and concert venues including the Nightfall series, River City Sessions, Woodsongs Dalton, and in 2017, they will be at Riverbend. Their shared passion for Americana continues to push their creativity and serves as a fine example of home grown Tennessee music. As Chattanooga writer Joshua Pickard puts it, “Mountain Creek House Fire has tapped into some universal truths concerning loss and love, and given us a brief but pointed look into their hearts.” Another Chattanooga journalist, Patrick Filbin, wrote that the duo is, “…as sincere and personal as it is universally relatable. ” Their EP, “Can’t Be Where I Am”, and their two full length albums, “Listen Local”, and “The Heart of Living”, are testament that heart, soul, life, and hard work add up to great Americana music.