Mahto and The Loose Balloons, Minorcan and Loose Leaves at The Hideaway in Johnson City, Tennessee

Last night was a night of great local bands at The Hideaway in Johnson City, Tennessee with Mahto and The Loose BalloonsMinorcan and Loose Leaves.  These three bands put on a great show with Mahto and The Loose Balloons opening up the show. This band out of Johnson City, Tennessee comprised of Sam Love on the drums and Will Diebold on the bass with Mahto Addison-Browder acting as a frontman on guitar.  This band had a folk-rock sound that I enjoyed very much with tracks from their numerous albums. I was able to get their cassette tape Loose Balloons signed by the band and looking forward to getting my hands on their CDs.  After a short break, it was time for Minorcan, a rock trio based in Asheville, North Carolina to hit the stage featuring Ryan Anderson on guitar, vocals, songwriting, Joey Terry on bass and Dustin Goose on drums. I enjoyed their alternative rock style as they played tracks from their various albums.  I was lucky to get a copy of their vinyl album Keep At Hand signed by the band.  To finish off the evening is Loose Leaves, a little funk, a little folk and a whole lot of rock and roll band from Church Hill, Tennessee featuring Trace Hoover on guitar and vocals, Jacob Tipton on bass and Justin Hoard on drums.  I was quite impressed with their sound and looking forward to reviewing their recordings.  I also had a chance to meet and to talk to all three bands and I am looking forward to seeing them perform again in the future.  If you ever get a chance, check out The Hideaway, a great venue for local bands.

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