Pat and Tex LaMountain have been singing, writing, performing and harmonizing together for over twenty years. They have written dozens of songs and have developed a diverse collection of popular American standards and swing tunes, 50's to 90's folk, rock, pop, and country, plus a repertoire of songs from Western Massachusetts.
Pat was raised on a New Jersey Apple Farm, Tex in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, and they met in Montague, Mass. in 1974, where she had been singing with the Sawmill River Band and he with the popular Vanguard recording group, Clean Living. The band's second album never achieved expected success and Tex teamed up with Pat, writing and developing a repertoire of acoustic music, blending Pat's crystal clear vocals with Tex's tenor voice and unique flat and finger picking guitar styles.
Pat and Tex were "New Talent" winners at the New England Folk Festival at Vermont's Mount Snow in 1977 and their two decades of performances have included festivals, coffeehouses, clubs, community concerts, and radio and television documentaries. They were founding members of the folk group Bright Morning Star, touring the midwest and eastern states. Highights of their careers to date include a 50,000 person Washington, DC rally, stages shared with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie, a two year hiatus to the Bay Area of California, and a well-received arts lottery-funded three year concert series entitled Songs from Western Mass., featuring dozens of area songwriters in over 50 local community concerts.
Pat and Tex have recorded three self-produced albums: Down Here On Earth, Home, and Songs From Western Massachusetts. They currently divide their time between music, family, marketing/promotion and sales careers, meditation, travel and rescuing and old farmhouse in Greenfield, Mass.