About Wes Urbaniak and The Mountain Folk
Wes Urbaniak and the Mountain Folk have been distilling Urbaniak’s genre expressions into their more respective and natural states so that the thump and the bump land on their ones and twos, and any feet with, or without, shoes can grab the groove. Yeah, some of that Conscious Folk and Beatboxing dissolved backward into the mix, too.
After touring the country solo on and off for several years, Urbaniak knew it was time to expand into a trio. These fellas were going to have to be good to keep up, and, after a few player changes, the lineup stuck. The Mountain Folk took the name from Urbaniak’s genre, and now the trio is touring the nation with him sharing that Montana music they play. Plus, they’ve been playing all this music on custom Montana made instruments from Urbaniak’s shop.
Urbaniak puts fire to the gasoline structure of music genres to witness what will temper and what will burn – “anything that makes it through the fire can come along – leave the ashes. Something else will need them for the growing.” Rummaging through the remains of each genre, what was left was added to the heap. That’s Mountain Folk. That’s Urbaniak’s music. It isn’t always fire, though. It is, at times, slow and deep so that the hard questions can breathe out their answers. If they’re whispered and not spoken loudly, we must listen most carefully.