What better band out there to represent our town and state than Mount Moriah? I fell in love with this band’s creative output on first listen. An honorable friend gifted me, Mount Moriah’s first Merge release, Miracle Temple. The perfect accompaniment for a slow drive to the beach cd if ever there was one.

Those merry few of us who caught cut short, back to back, rained out concerts at Sarah Duke Gardens outdoor music series this past summer may remember this great track, Calavander. A brilliant resonant reference to the Carteret County line in this song conjures up so many joyful beach visits for the Durham Cool team.

Mount Moriah (band), Durham Merge Records recording artist, homecoming performance at Cat’s Cradle was too short for me (1.5 hours) but bursting with brilliance and Southern rock energy. The band was fighting through tour bus influenza. If this Durham, NC band is new to you watch the video below to get a taste of how great this original Merge record artist sounds. Heather McEntire, lead singer/songwriter is a potent creative force. Presence and Source, divine force.


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OS Sessions: Mount Moriah | “Calavander” from Our State Magazine on Vimeo.




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