I, THE MOUNTAIN
Electronic Press Kit
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, Peterborough Folk Fest, Muskoka Music Festival, and more.
I, the Mountain’s debut album, Little Wild, was released at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and explores themes of togetherness, loss, and the need for escape. The album and its subsequent singles solidified their status as true up-and-comers with "The Boat" and "Coal Mine" getting play on CBC radio and amassing almost 300,000 Spotify streams combined. Now, I, the Mountain is taking the next bold step in their journey by bringing their gorgeous four-part harmonies to 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 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."
-Alex Kinsella, The Community Edition
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
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
Jan 21/23 - Stouffville ON
Wintersong Music Festival
NOTABLE PAST SHOWS
Peterborough Folk Festival 2019, Peterborough ON
Sound of Music Festival 2022, Burlington ON
North by Northeast Festival 2022, Toronto ON
Hillside Festival 2022, Guelph ON
Springtide Music Festival 2022, Uxbridge ON
Muskoka Music Festival 2022, Gravenhurst ON
Peterborough Folk Festival 2022, Peterborough ON
Riverfest Elora 2022, Elora ON
Welcomefest 2022, Waterloo ON
Harvest Blues and Jazz Festival 2022, Fredericton NB
© 2019 by I, the Mountain.