Band review: Beyond the Mountain

Beyond the Mountain


There’s just a whole lot to like about Beyond the Mountain. This rootsy trio from Toronto has soulful vocals, heartfelt songs, a great, honest feel and…cello. A freakin’ cello! I loves me a cello, I am a little biased. I also had a friend who used to call a well placed cello line “chocolate sauce for pop music”, and it really is. Now, I am obliged – in a way – to mention that one of the members of Beyond the Mountain had a stint on Canadian Idol…but I really prefer if you didn’t let that be your way into the music of Beyond the Mountain. There’s a lot more here…and it’s worth taking the time to find it.