Cory Piatt to Mountain Faith

Cory Piatt - photo by Russ CarsonMountain Faith has announced that Cory Piatt is the new mandolinist with the group.

Cory is an exquisitely talented young picker, not yet 20 years old, who already has a professional resume most musicians would envy. He’s performed and recorded with Kenny & Amanda Smith, and appears on their current album, Catch Me If I Try, and also worked a stint with Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.

And now he plies his trade with Mountain Faith, a young North Carolina band that sadly still flies under a lot of people’s radar. They have some of the strongest vocals you’ll hear among bluegrass and Gospel groups, based around the voice of Summer McMahan, her brother Brayden on banjo, and their dad, Sam, on bass. Luke Dotson plays guitar, with Cory now on mandolin.

Piatt said he feels right at home with them when he got in this afternoon from a weekend of shows.

“Words can’t describe how blessed and excited I am to get to be apart of such an incredible group of musicians and all around great people! From their tremendous vocals to their amazing instrumental abilities, I’m in constant awe getting to play with them! I’m very much looking forward to hitting the road and getting to play music with some of my favorite people!”

They have a new album set for a November release on Mountain Fever, with a debut single dropping tomorrow (9/2).

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