|CHELSEA KORNSE PHOTOGRAPHY|| City Mouse in love and loneliness
Country-bluegrass duo plays from the heart
On stage, City Mouse’s songs hold the power to transform a room filled with soft-spoken strangers into foot-stomping friends and family. Mobley and Revels’ stage presence has generated buzz for Atlanta as a must-stop destination for like-minded touring bands — a truly communal contribution to a city that’s teeming with music, heart, and imagination.
This young Atlanta folk band will make sure you have a great time, every time. With a mixture of instruments from this three piece including the banjo, guitar, stand up base, and fiddle, they are a foot stomping good time. Honestly, a live show from these guys is where it’s at, this is how you are supposed to hear music and they more than started this night off right.
As we mentioned before, many of us have been burned by Americana in the past. Luckily, there are still bands out there making good music that happens to possibly be Americana. Let’s call it Folk Rock, or Indie Bluegrass. Let’s call it American music.
Atlanta’s City Mouse opened our night at The EARL with self-deprecating smiles, and foot stomping tunes. Their first EP, Joy of Life has just come out, but for such a young band, they’re full of talent: City Mouse sounds even better live. Self-described as a collective, no one member of this trio leads the band. This turns out to be a beautiful thing as each musician has a chance to shine, and shine they do. Miss Jenna Mobley is a bluegrass angel on fiddle, double bass, and sweet vocals, and it’s hard to look away from her. However, Brian Revels and Michael Hudgins do their best to distract: both share solo vocals over the mastery of their respective instruments, and round out this “collective” with satisfying aplomb.