September, 28 2018 | 9:00 pm
322 South Ave. Springfield, MO 65806
$7, $2 minor charge at the door
The Mountain Sprout Band is the most authentic modern Ozark music available today. Hailing from Eureka Springs, Arkansas, four incredible musicians work seamlessly to bring forward the kind of bass thumping, banjo picking, guitar playing, fiddle shredding, that makes you get and stomp your feet. The lyrics present a variety of stories and jokes that resonate with drunk and sober listeners alike. If you are a hillbilly, a good ‘ol boy, or just a finely crafted music lover, Mountain Sprout is not to be missed!
Greg Montgomery – NKC MO News
Mountain Sprout has the look of wild all over them in their long beards and smoke and drink while they play attitudes. It is a potent combination and it works. The Quartet plays wild and loose too, sawing fiddles or trashing banjos. They inject their funny songs about weed smoking and beer drinking and fight causing with fervor and a sense of believability.
Kevin Kinder – Arkansas Democrat Gazette
They say even the littlest bit of physical exercise helps. While a band like Mountain Sprout has no illusions about being fitness gurus, when listeners hear an actual Mountain Sprout song it’s the hardest thing in the world not to get off their butts and start dancing around. Whether a person has one drink in his or her hands or a dozen already inside his or her guts, the little band from Eureka Springs, Arkansas, will either set toes tappin’ at the very least, or someone will need to call 911 because the lack of motion will indicate death. Mountains Sprout’s personality is genial and friendly. They like the finer things in life – drinkin’, smokin’, music, parties. Their subject matter is the same and surprisingly is anything but one-trick. Like the best bands that soak their music in the communal tub of rotgut, weed and wild nights, Mountain Sprout is in on the joke.
TJ Jones – Carbondale, IL Nightlife