Coming here: Blue Mountain, Sept. 14 at Smoke & Barrel Tavern

Blue Mountain

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Update: Due to the rainy weather, this show has been moved to Smoke & Barrel Tavern from 7-9 p.m.

Legendary Mississippi roots rock band Blue Mountain is coming to Kingfish next month.

The band, formed by Cary Hudson and Laurie Stirratt (twin sister of Wilco/Uncle Tupelo bassist John Stirratt), will play a free show at the venue on Friday, Sept. 14.

For those who aren’t familiar, Blue Mountain is one of a handful of bands credited with helping to shape the “alt-country” genre in the early- to mid-’90s. After a well-received self-titled debut in 1993, the band released their influential album Dog Days in 1995, which landed them on the cover of the second-ever No Depression magazine.

Following a brief hiatus in the mid-2000s, the band has reunited, and their fall tour will bring them back to Fayetteville.

Admission to the show will be free on a first-come, first-served basis. Since it’s happening the night before the Arkansas-Alabama game, we’d recommend getting there early.

Blue Mountain – Midnight in Mississippi