In a statement this morning, Mountain Heart welcomed Taylor into the group, and offered well wishes for departing member Jake Stargel.
“For the past two years we have shared the road and the studio with a great guitarist and friend, Jake Stargel. After thousands of road miles and many great memories, ole ‘Sarge’ (as we call him) has decided to pursue a different musical path. We understand and wish him all the best and remain friends.
Today, we are thrilled to announce that Seth Taylor, one of the most talented young ‘musicians’ alive has officially joined Mountain Heart as our lead guitarist. We refer to Seth as ‘musician’ rather than ‘guitarist’ because he can play almost every instrument in the band, including steel and electric guitar and play it masterfully! Seth will allow us to stretch even farther musically and explore more ground in the coming years.”
This past few years have been eventful for young Mr. Taylor, including 14 competition awards on multiple instruments over the past 5 years. He was on board for the founding and debut release from Monroeville, and before that toured with Pine Mountain Railroad.
Seth reports that he is psyched for the opportunity to take the stage with his new gig.
“Being asked to join Mountain Heart is a huge honor! I have admired this band and their creativity since I was 8 years old. I know that getting to play with them every night will be an awesome experience and I can’t wait to get started!”
Check the Mountain Heart tour schedule online for a chance to see him with bluegrass’ bad boys near you.