Description of Mountain Goats' Music:
Folk-rock, contemporary folk
The Mountain Goats' lead singer John Darnielle has played with several other bands that Mountain Goats fans should check out, including the Congress and the Salvation Brothers. Fans of Bob Dylan, the Byrds, and the Gourds may be interested in the Mountain Goats.
The Mountain Goats Members:
John Darnielle - guitar, vocals
Peter Hughes - bass
Former members include Rachel Ware, Rosanne, Amy, Sara, Franklin Bruno, Franklin Bruno, Erik Friedlander, John Vanderslice
Purchase/Download Mountain Goats MP3s:
Recommended CDs by the Mountain Goats:
Nine Black Poppies
(Emperor Jones, 1995)
Coroner's Gambit (Absolutely Kosher, 2000)
Tallahassee (4AD, 2002)
Mountain Goats Biography:
The Mountain Goats, as a band, began when John Darnielle started recording his literate, loquacious songs in a very lo-fi manner in 1991. Through the years, Darnielle acquired and lost several bandmates (see above) before settling on simply a bass player, with whom he's toured since 1995. In all, the Mountain Goats have recorded more than a dozen albums, and continues to tour extensively.