Tribute and Variety
Shows are super successful. The buyer gets more bang for the buck, spending the same amount on
4 to 6 names.
The audience gets to hear a variety of artists. Win Win!
is one of those rare bands in the past thirty years that can be
credited with forging a style and sound that would for ever change
the face of Rock Music.The innovative studio and live music of
Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing and Steve Knight,
MOUNTAIN, is one of those elite examples. The combination of
Leslie's unique tone and feel, Felix's studio production skills,
Corky's powerful double bass drumming and Steve's keyboard
textures, produced some of the best and memorable rock tunes ever,
"Nantucket Sleighride", "Theme From an Imaginary
Western", "Yasgur's Farm", "Never In My
Life", "Blood of the Sun", "Dreams of
Milk" and "Honey",
all stand the test of time and are forever etched in rock history.
These songs came from the classic rock albums, Leslie West -
Mountain, Mountain-Climbing! and Nantucket Sleighride.
Mountain was born out of the 60s music explosion. Leslie came
from The Vagrants, an East Coast power house band that was making
a name for themselves. Corky came from the band Energy that was
produced by Felix Pappalardi. Felix had extensive producing
credits before Mountain formed in 1969. He was a classically
trained musician who studied conducting and music arranging in
college. His skills eventually lead him to Mountain. He produced
Cream's Disreali Gears and Leslie's first album including many
other prominent artists. Steve Knight was brought in my Felix
because of prior musical affiliations. Eventually this small web
of the music scene brought these four guys together. They debuted
at the Fillmore in 1969 and went on to play at the granddaddy of
all music festivals Woodstock. They established themselves as one
of the premiere rock bands of their time.
Mountain is one of those magical music collaborations that can't
be duplicated. Just like Cream, the Beatles, Led Zepplin, The Who,
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Rolling Stones, or any great band
- it's a once in a lifetime twist of fate that brings individuals
together to make their mark on history of music. In their short
musical life they produced 3 gold albums and created one of the
most recognized rock tunes "Mississippi
Queen". The most enduring legacy any band can hope to
achieve is to have others generations of musicians aspire to copy
them. Leslie West's guitar playing did that for many guitarists.
He had that rare gift to have his own tone and touch that helped
define the Mountain sound. Whether you love or hate them, you
can't deny them their place in rock music.
Mountain received the LISA award for lifetime achievement and were inducted into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame
in 2004. They celebrated their 35th Anniversary in 2005. In
2006, Leslie West, Corky Laing, and Richie Scarlet continue to
prove rock lives with active tour dates and sold out shows.