The LA duo Eastmountainsouth build a country-folk mix that’s characteristic from the bandmates’ Southern upbringings. Made up of vocalists Kat Maslich and Peter Adams, Eastmountainsouth produced in 1999. Maslich, who was simply born and elevated in Roanoke, VA (on Clinch Hill, house to bluegrass hero Ralph Stanley), attempted to discover her put in place music with short-lived stints in NY, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Seattle, Portland, and Atlanta. She traveled backwards and forwards to LA searching for clarity, and an opportunity ending up in Adams grounded her. Adams, a indigenous of Birmingham, AL, worked well under composer Mikhail Kapsner while learning overseas in Freiburg, Germany. There, he centered on piano, body organ, and structure, and this encounter motivated Adams to graduate having a B.A. in music from your University from the South in Tennessee and make a master’s level from the University or college of Alabama College of Music in Tuscaloosa. In the past due ’90s, he relocated to LA to review film rating at USC and befriended Maslich at a Television place audition. Adams was impressed with Maslich’s warm tone of voice and both quickly learned of 1 another’s songwriting commonalities and shared passions in music. In two years’ period, they christened themselves Eastmountainsouth and documented a demonstration. Robbie Robertson got a duplicate and inked Eastmountainsouth a cope with Dreamworks; a self-titled debut made an appearance in summer season 2003.