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I, the Mountain is a four piece indie-folk band based in Kitchener, ON. Known for their joyous harmonies, interactive live performances, and passion for building community through music, the band has built a fanbase of loyal “Mountaineers” across Canada. 

Formed by talented vocalists Matt Lamers (guitar) and Matt Rappolt (percussion) at Peterborough’s Trent University, the band has steadily climbed the ranks of the Canadian indie-folk scene, adding Allison Dyjach (keys) and Rory McLachlin (guitar) to complete the lineup. 


The group is making waves in Canadian music circles and has performed with internationally renowned acts such as The Strumbellas, Elliott Brood, Born Ruffians, and Busty & the Bass. In 2022, I, the Mountain broke through in the festival scene, winning over crowds at Hillside Festival, Riverfest Elora, Sound of Music Festival, Mariposa Folk Fest, Muskoka Music Festival, and more.


I, the Mountain’s debut album Little Wild (2020) and subsequent singles "The Boat" and "Coal Mine" earned airplay on CBC radio and amassed more than 350,000 Spotify streams. Now, I, the Mountain is taking the next bold step in their journey by bringing their gorgeous four-part harmonies to festivals and stages all across Canada.


“They are all natural vocalists who love to harmonize – a

strength they use to their advantage during live shows, initiating sing-alongs and stealing the hearts of audiences who can’t resist joining in.”

-Good Company Productions

"Their live performances are engaging, interactive, and designed to connect everyone—audience and band—together."

-Alex Kinsella, The Community Edition

"With sweet vocal harmonies, a charismatic lead singer, and catchy singalong songs. I, The Mountain packed, then rocked, our theatre."

-Ben Rollo, Organizer of The Homegrown Series

I, the Mountain is:
Matt Lamers: Lead Vocals + Acoustic Guitar
Allison Dyjach: Keyboard
Rory McLachlin: Electric Guitar
Matt Rappolt: Percussion

For fans of:

The Strumbellas, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, Wintersleep, Head and the Heart 

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As a group of craft beer lovers, I, the Mountain has collaborated with several Ontario breweries that have been special to us over the years


Registry Theatre - Kitchener, ON

Sold Out Performance (150+ tickets)

October 2023

TWB - Kitchener, ON

Sold Out Performance (100+ tickets)

July 2023

Counterpoint Brewing - Kitchener, ON

Sold Out Performance (70+ tickets)

April 2023

Biltmore Theatre - Oshawa, ON

Opened for Born Ruffians

March 2022

Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON

Opened for Long Range Hustle

January 2022

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Mariposa Folk Festival 2023, (Orillia, ON)

Hillside Festival 2022, (Guelph, ON

Riverfest Elora 2022, (Elora, ON)

Sound of Music Festival 2022 (Burlington, ON)

Peterborough Folk Fest 2022 (Peterborough ON)

Kemptville Live Festival 2023, (Kemptville, ON)

Creekside Music Festival 2023, (Apsley, ON)

Bestival 2023 (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON)

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo 2023, (Perth Andover, NB)

Muskoka Musicfest 2022 (Gravenhurst, ON)

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Good Company Productions:
In Conversation With I, the Mountain

February 28, 2020

"Five-piece Canadian folk-pop band I, The Mountain is levelling up after an eventful year of writing, performing and recording new music"


Muskoka Music Festival Workshop: 'Rise Up'

September 15, 2022

"Dazzling with their up-tempo folk-pop tunes and incredible multiple vocal harmonies [I, the Mountain] deliver a distinct sound, one that shares many traits with popular bands Fleet Foxes, The Head and the Heart, and The Strumbellas."


The Community Edition: Local Band Breaks Nationally

July 11, 2022

"Their unique take on indie-folk sound is only part of the equation for I, the Mountain’s success. Their live performances are engaging, interactive, and designed to connect everyone—audience and band—together."

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