Video: Our Band “Up Here on this Mountain”

Our Band
Photo Credit: Gabriela Herman

Americana duo Our Band have struck some subtle gold with their new video for ‘Up Here on this Mountain’.   Five musicians in a simple studio setting, with singers Justin Poindexter and Sasha Papernik leading the way on guitar and piano.  Their close vocal harmonies blend over the band playing atypical and sophisticated chord changes for americana music.  And speaking of soaring, legendary steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar plays her eight string lap steel in a way that will break your heart. With Dave Speranza on upright bass and Rohin Khemain on tablas (tablas!) providing a tasteful and solid foundation, this is pure music being made by human hands and voices.

Poindexter and Papernik have been vocal and active in opposition to the invasion of Ukraine and are planning travel to Eastern Europe this summer to work for peace efforts on behalf of the U.S. State Department.  Check it out.

About Ed Donnelly 38 Articles
Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.

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