Last week at MerleFest, we sat down for a chat with Scythian, a progressive Celtic/gypsy outfit that played to several packed crowds in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. During the interview, the D.C.-based band discussed life on the road, the exaltation of playing live, as well as the hardships of high school baseball, among other topics. Video shot by Jamie Younger. Interview by Joseph LeMay.
American Songwriter also caught up with Town Mountain before one of their sets at MerleFest. The Asheville group gave us a special rendition of “Sparkle City” off their new album Steady Operator, which drops May 10 on Pinecastle Records. Video shot by Jamie Younger.