The Austin 100: Mt. Joy For fans of Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers Band and Father John Misty.
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The Austin 100: Mt. Joy

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Mt. Joy
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Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: On its self-titled debut, Mt. Joy's brashly rendered Americana rambles along with a welcome mix of knockabout likability and roof-raising grandeur. In "Sheep," singer Matt Quinn keeps building and building until he hits one of Mt. Joy's many crowd-pleasing choruses; get a roomful of the band's fans together, and you can pretty much guarantee that everyone shouts along.

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