photo by GCTV video Root Cellar uniquely interprets a wide-ranging repertoire from traditional celtic to Americana to contemporary originals. The band is made up of Pat and Tex Lamountain, well-known singer-songwriters, who have been enthralling audiences with their tight harmonies for thirty years. Joining them are Jennie McAvoy, voice and guitar, and Mark Fraser, cello, bass and vocals. The variety of instrumentation and musical styles, as well as the smooth vocal harmonies, lead to a rich musical experience like no other. The band’s repertoire allows many different combinations within the same concert, from solo, duo, trio to the whole band, keeping the audience always guessing what will come next!.

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Calendar of Past and Upcoming Root Cellar Concerts

Saturday, May 10, 2008 St. James Coffeehouse, Greenfield, MA
Sunday, May 18, 2008 Art League of New Britain, CT
Friday, June 13, 2008 Discovery Center, Turners Falls, MA
Thursday, July 10, 2008 Coop Concerts, Greenfield, MA
Sunday, August 10, 2008 Hawley Days, Hawley, MA
Saturday, August 16, 2008 Old Home Days,Montague, MA
Sunday, August 24, 2008 Buttery Park, South Hadley, MA
Friday, October 24, 2008 Mocha Maya's, Shelburne Falls, MA


ROOT CELLAR, a four member acoustic band, formed in the Spring of 2007 in the Deerfield/Greenfield area of the Connecticut River valley of Western Massachusetts. They perform music from the standard folk and acoustic repertoire in addition to contemporary and traditional celtic, and original Americana. They feature guitars, bass, and cello. All four are vocalists. Pat & Tex LaMountain perform memorable and stirring duet harmonies. Jennie McAvoy and Pat offer energetic vocal trios in combination with Tex. Mark Fraser soars in with cello solos that range in style from angular swing to soothing lullaby. His bass drives the up-tempo numbers. Tex adds acoustic guitar leads and rock-steady rhythms. Jennie sows in well-crafted guitar arrangements to support her “wise and angelic” mezzo-soprano voice. With her audience-winning stage presence, she is a skilled song interpreter. Pat writes haunting, melodic songs with an occasional touch of humor and she sings with intention and drama. Tex’s upbeat songs look into the heart and soul of everyday life experience.

ROOT CELLAR: memorable melodies, dynamic harmonies, uplifting songs, a gifted ensemble. 8 minute demo DVD available

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This page last updated on November 14, 2008