Blue Mountain was formed in 1993 in Oxford, MS by husband and wife duo Cary Hudson (guitar and vocals) and Laurie Stirratt (bass and harmony vocals),who is notably the twin sister of John Stirratt, the bass player for the like-minded American band Wilco. After the dissolution of their former Los Angelos band, The Hilltops, the couple relocated to Oxford and joined by drummer Matt Brennan began gigging and recording roots rock. With this line-up, the band released their first self-titled album on their own 4-Barrel Records in 1993. The band was signed by the independent Roadrunner Records label and released their second album, Dog Days, with new drummer Frank Coutch in 1995. The album was comprised of many songs from their first eponymous release and garnered the band a fair amount of critical and commercial success in alt-country circles, featuring the band's best-known song, "Blue Canoe." Two more albums followed on Roadrunner Records, Home Grown in 1997, and Tales of a Traveler in 1999. An album of all public-domain roots covers, simply titled Roots followed in 2001, before their final 'farewell' live release, Tonight It's...
country United States
status Disbanded in 2001 in music
years active 1993 in music
music genre Alt country, Country rock, Rock and roll
current members Frank Coutch
Matt Brennan (musician)