Geek Music: The Mountain Goats

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats

1. Who is The Mountain Goats?

That’s not a typo. The Mountain Goats are essentially one guy, John Darnielle, who has worked with various bandmates throughout the years. But there is only one constant in The Mountain Goats, and often only one member, and that’s John Darnielle.

The Mountain Goats have been recording a sort of folk/alternative/rock style since the early 1990s. Their musical style is hard to describe, but imagine a guy playing an acoustic guitar whose favorite musical genre is heavy metal and you can maybe get close to The Mountain Goats’ sound.

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