Regressive Old-Time Funky Bluegrass

Mountain Trance Medicine Band

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        Old-time banjo mixed with tribal beats to make a funky dance sound to move your feet!
A long time ago somebody put strings across a drum and called it a banjo. Mountain Trance Medicine Band brings the drum, banjo and fiddle back together, combining old claw-hammer tunes with techno-tribal beats. It goes from modal mountain melodies to trancy grooves to Sanskrit ragas to bluegrass harmonies all on the blink of a dream.

This roots Americana claw-hammer dance music was born in the 1800’s from people living close to the earth and the spirit of the mountains. Mountain Trance brings earthy tribal beats to this old style, creating an edgy techno-billy, trance-grass sound.

They’ve played at the Mishawaka, Sonic Bloom Festival, Boulder SolFest, Planet Bluegrass -Yoga Rocks Festival, The Double Rainbow Ranch, Oscar Blues, Beltania Festival, Lumonics Sound & Light, The Mercury and Cervantes Other Side.

Paul Temple (formerly of Tribal Electra) leads off on electric wah-wahfied banjo, Kira Temple-Wood on vocals, JVonD runs the beats & loops, Hal Landem plays fiddle and Damian Leuthold is on didge and dumbek.

Based out of Boulder, CO, Mountain Trance is old tunes with a new twist and new tunes with an old one. Come and join in the fun!


"Thanks to Mountain Trance Medicine Band for a great night at Lumonics Sound & Light Gallery. You got everyone dancin' and hummin'….it is truly good-time music...we love the vibe."
Barry Raphael, Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, Denver

"…. highlight of the Beltania Festival was…. Mountain Trance Medicine Band... which plays a mix of old-time bluegrass and tribal beats. The band's MySpace page describes them as "hillbillies on ecstasy," which sounds about right. The banjo player could really pick up a storm and the band members were all very talented."
By Amber Taufen, Music writer, Westword / Denver