The Flat Mountain Family are a four piece band that hail not from the US but from Colchester, Essex and West Mersea! The band consists of banjo, double bass, mandolin and guitar and they play everthing from classic bluegrass to modern hits with a bluegrass twist and a punk attitude. They are a band you would want to see live just judging from these videos. They take their inspiration from the likes of The pogues , The Clash, Alabama 3, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Elvis…they’d go down a storm at your local!
Here they are with their cover of The Specials ‘Message to you Rudy’ and the classic ‘Shady Grove’:
The band are Dub sherwood on the Banjo, Andy Sherwood on the mandolin and vocals, Dan peachey on the guitar and Dan West on the double bass. Find more here on their Facebook page.