Inspired by the red rocks of Sedona, Dirty Mountain is dark-country, coloured in tones of painted sunsets on cold, desert nights. Pulsing beats, gritty lyrics, and fuzzy guitars dipped in honey and reverb.
“ […] Elli Hart’s soulful voice is almost rivaled by her presence on stage. Ever-energetic and clearly not afraid to shred some solos on her guitar.” - Tyson Elder, Rocktographers.ca
Since debuting in 2016, Dirty Mountain has opened for Arkells, Little Big Town and recently, Eric Church. In the fall of 2017, Elli Hart (Songwriter/Lead Vocalist/Guitarist) renovated a campervan and drove down to Nashville to write with other up-and-coming songwriters and experience all that Music City had to offer. In only seven weeks, she performed at the renowned Bluebird Café and was invited to sit-in on a Writer’s Round at The Listening Room. Hart was also featured on the popular local radio station, Lightning 100 as their “Writer of the Week” before driving back home to the west coast of Canada in time for Christmas.
After a summer of main stage performance slots at Rock the Shores and Sunfest Country Music festival, Dirty Mountain capped off the season with a headlining festival slot at Rifflandia on one of the Night Stages.
With 2019 fast approaching, Dirty Mountain is heading into the studio to write and record their anticipated six-song EP with producer, Dave Genn (Mathew Good Band, 54-40). Joining Hart on the stage and studio are recent additions, Patrick Day on drums, Alex Marr on bass, and Steve Carere on guitar.
"Hart puts everything on the table with her incredibly delicate and personal lyrics." - Katt Keuleman, canadianbeats.ca