Mt. Airy was a short-lived hybrid group formed in the early 1970s by Eric Weissberg, Tom Chapin, Bob Hinkle, Russell George, and Don MacDonald. Their sound was a mix of old and new, traditional bluegrass ("Foggy Mountain Breakdown"), side-by-side with covers of songs by the Band ("Rag Mama Rag"), and from the orbit of Motown ("Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While).") They could do it all instrumentally, and Hinkle and Chapin sang beautifully, as well -- the only pity is they never got past releasing an incredibly obscure self-titled LP on the Thimble label, a subdivision of Audiofidelity.
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