Published in Bennington Banner on June 26, 2014
Original article: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/localnews/ci_26020337/amelia-meath-sylvan-esso-benningtons-own-pop-star
Four years after her graduation from Bennington College, where she even stayed over the summers to work at the library, Amelia Meath might just be Bennington’s first pop star.
Meath’s music career started in the living room of her house on Main Street in North Bennington, where she heard future bandmate Molly Erin Sarle singing her original tune “Dog Song.” Meath and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig learned the song, and soon the trio became Mountain Man. Quickly attracting attention on the internet with their tranquil, unvarnished songs and layered vocal harmonies, Mountain Man released their debut album “Made the Harbor” in the summer of 2010, earning the band critical acclaim and the chance to perform at the Newport Folk Festival, tour with Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi and temporarily join Leslie Fiest’s band as backing singers.