Folk group heading to Bristol

PUBLISHED: 20:00 21 August 2018

Colston Hall. Picture: Google

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An American folk-rock band will bring their unique sounds to the South West later this year.

Mt. Joy will play at Bristol’s Colston Hall, in Colston Street, on October 29, starting at 8pm.

The group formed in 2016 when Philadelphia childhood friends Matt Quinn and Sam Cooper reunited and wrote a song called Astrovan.

Without initial promotion or fanfare, the tune took off on Spotify, racking up five million streams to date.

After becoming a five-piece last year, they played tour dates alongside the likes of The Shins, The Head and The Lone Bellow.

The group managed to pop up at some of the summer’s biggest festivals, including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, and Made In America.

Mt. Joy will play in The Louisiana room at Colston Hall.

Tickets, priced £8.72, are available from www.colstonhall.org or on 01172 034040.

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