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Bennington Band “Mountain Man” on NPR’s World Cafe

Dec 15, 2010

A live performance by Mountain Man, the harmonizing folk trio of Amelia Meath '10, Molly Sarle '12, and Alex Sauser-Monnig '09, was aired this month on NPR's World Cafe, a nationally broadcast program that showcases indie rock, singer-songwriters, folk, alternative country, blues, and world music.

The band, which has played such high-profile events as SXSW, the Glastonbury Festival, Wilco's Solid Sound Festival, and Moogfest, has been making fans and wowing critics with their recently released debut album Made the Harbor.

"It's rare to find music that focuses on the delicate arrangements of voice alone anymore, but the trio from Bennington, VT., has made a cappella cool again," World Cafe host David Dye wrote. "After the three girls met at Bennington College, they quickly realized how powerful their music was shaping up to be."

World Cafe is the third NPR program to feature Mountain Man in the last year; in July, they were the subject of an interview on Weekend Edition (listen here), and their song "Sewee Sewee" later aired on All Songs Considered. (listen here).