“Mountain Holler” is the moniker of multi-Instrumentalist Mark Etherington, based out of St. Petersburg, FL.
Along with playing drums in the national touring instrumental band Set and Setting (Prosthetic Records, Forcefield Records) and fronting the psychedelic-folk/groove outfit Redfeather, ‘Mountain Holler’ emerged in the spring of 2011 when Etherington started playing shows solo with material he’d be writing and building since 2006.
With his first show at an open mic
Night at The Tavern at The University Of South Florida St. Petersburg where he was studying Anthropology, he has since relentlessly played all over the Bay Area and Sarasota bringing to people his melodic guitar playing and haunting singing style reflective of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, Robin Pecknold, Jim James, Jose Gonzalez, Neil Young and Stephen Stills.
His ambiguous spiritual lyricism is a window into his love and time spent out in nature ranging from the forests and rivers of Florida to the mountains and canyons of the four corners region of the United States.
When asked to describe his music his responce is simple, “it’s music from the city about the beauty of the mind and country”.
In 2012 Etherington received Creative Loafing’s Best of The Bay award for Best Musical MVP.
“Local musician Mark Etherington puts 110 percent into whatever he’s doing, whether he’s belting out haunting choruses and strumming guitar as frontman of folk rock outfit RedFeather, pummeling drums with exultant unabashed vigor as half of the two-man rhythmic assault of set and setting, or doing the solo acoustic thing as Mountain Holler. With his fiery, wildly flying head of hair and magnetic stage presence, he’s also fun as fuck to watch”
-Leilani Polk, Music editor for Creative Loafing