Meeting on the Mountain® LIVE was a collaborative live broadcast experience featuring Grant Farm as the house band with Tyler Grant hosting. The rousing live one-hour broadcast, which included performances as well as interviews with the musical guests, ran for eleven episodes and gave Grant Farm the opportunity to collaborate with some of their favorite musicians.
Along with resident guest Benny “Burle” Galloway, Meeting on the Mountain guests included Bill Nershi (of String Cheese Incident), Todd Scheaffer (of Railroad Earth), Dave Bruzza (of Greensky Bluegrass), Andy Hall (of Infamous Stringdusters), Yarn, Dead Winter Carpenters, Bonnie and the Clydes and Ragged Union.
LIVE episodes were streamed live from Cervantes Other Side in Denver & The Downtown Artery in Fort Collins, CO, then rebroadcast following the event. Meeting on the Mountain LIVE was filmed and broadcast by Fort Collins-based Hyphytek.
The Meeting on the Mountain concept was inspired by a collaborative 4-song EP, entitled Meeting on the Mountain (Grant Central Records, Sept 2014), which features music by Grant Farm with the band Fruition. The song, “Meet me on the Mountain” (written by Fruition’s Jay Cobb Anderson and Tyler Grant) conjures a laid back campfire sing-a-long vibe which embodies the spirit of the new Meeting on the Mountain series and is also the theme song.
“It was really a fit of inspiration,” explains Grant (in an interview with 5280 magazine), discussing how a one-off partnership turned into the series Meeting on the Mountain LIVE. ‘That (EP) just captured a certain amount of magic, and I wanted to continue with the ‘Meeting on the Mountain’ theme. I wanted it to be a regular concept, where we could incorporate musical guests we admire and/or have some kind of connection to.’”
Here are all eleven episodes in their entirety. To hear the 2018 album release Meeting On The Mountain LIVE, Vol. 1 on Spotify, click HERE. To listen on Apple Music, Click HERE. To order on CD, click HERE.