Winter Mountain

Winter Mountain – Larmer Tree Festival – Friday 17 July 2015

I always say that at every music festival I attend I find at least one artist whose music blows me away.  There is always an unexpected delight hiding away somewhere waiting to be discovered.

Last week at the Larmer Tree festival it was the music of Joe francis, “Winter Mountain.”  Joe is an excellent songwriter, he delivers his music with passion and is a thoroughly nice guy into the bargain.  I was lucky enough to spend some time talking to Joe about music and just hanging out over a beer.

You can check out Winter Mountain here:  On Facebook  and on Twitter @winter_mountain

or check out a tune:













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About The Sound of Summer

Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

2 thoughts on “Winter Mountain – Larmer Tree Festival – Friday 17 July 2015

  1. Jackie Watkins

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I discovered Winter mountain supporting Cara Dillion and I was hooked. We then went to see an intimate gig in a small venue in kings heath. It was one of the best musical encounters I have ever had. I shall follow Joe for all time. Even my 8 year old son knows all the words and strums along. Truly genius writing, vocals and playing.

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