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Mountain Man is significantly less burly than its name suggests: Founded at Bennington College in Vermont, the mostly a cappella trio of Molly Sarle, Amelia Meath and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig weaves its voices into a stark, reverent and unadorned sound that can be hauntingly beautiful. Tours with Jonsi and The Decemberists helped put the group on the map last year — as did a spot at the Glastonbury Festival, which preceded the release of Mountain Man's debut album — and it's just followed that breakthrough with a live set called Live at the Wiltern. Mountain Man will bring its gorgeous three-part harmonies to the 2011 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Set List
  • "Honey Bee"
  • "River"
  • "Animal Tracks"
  • "How'm I Down"
  • "Dog Song"
  • "Mouthwings"
  • "Arabella"
  • "Sewee Sewee"
  • "Tuesday/Loon Song"
  • "Rivers of Babylon" (Kate Bush cover)
  • "Play It Right"
  • "The Earth/How I Walk In"
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