“When listening to the beautiful acoustic sounds and instrumentation of Montgomery Church, you can’t help but draw comparisons to the great Allison Krauss and Union Station. It’s so exciting to hear new artists stand up and run their own race.” – Aleyce Simmonds (Golden Guitar winner)
Cielle Montgomery and James Church are Montgomery Church, a blend of acoustic folk, Americana and bluegrass influences, grown and distilled in the Snowy Mountain ranges of country New South Wales.
With their organic union of dobro and guitar, harmony vocals, and elegant songwriting, this captivating duo are enthralling in their dynamic intimacy and embrace all that is subtle, spacious, and sensitive.
Since their formation in 2016, Montgomery Church have been quietly but quickly gathering a fan base who site their undeniable chemistry as a rare and beautiful thing to see live.
Their highly anticipated new album In the Shadow of the Mountain is the duo’s first collective offering; an 11 track summary of their unique qualities and that special intangible ‘something’ that all the great duos possess. “Our goal was to create something ‘honest’ that sounded just like us. We want the listener to feel like they’re at a live show or sitting in our lounge room at home when they hear the album,” says Cielle. The first single titled ‘Hot As Hell In Heaven’ is currently siting at number 7 on the Australian Country Radio Charts.
Cielle and James have toured extensively throughout Australia over the past 2 years, playing numerous sold out shows, house concerts and festivals including Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, National Folk Festival, Inland Sea of Sound Festival, Summer Hill Folk Festival, St Alban’s Folk Festival, Maleny Music Festival, Hill End Arts Festival, Escape ArtFEST, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Cullulleraine Music Festival, The Great Alpine Pick, Peak Music Festival, as well as appearing at Woodford Folk Festival.
AT AMERICANAFEST 2018 WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
Networking and connecting (artists and industry professionals), booking agent (for future US touring), publishing and label possibilities.
Aleyce Simmonds (Manager)
TUESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
The Bluebird Cafe