When you get hand-picked by Neil Young to be an opener for a crowd of over 20,000 people every night, it’s kind of a big deal.  Whether the stars have aligned or you’re just plain that talented, it’s an opportunity that not many artists can claim.  Everest can.

Did you know that Everest is actually a mountain located in the Himalayas AND it’s the biggest mountain in the world?  I know, it shocked me too.  That’s a little free piece of trivia for you.  I guess when this band was choosing a name, they wanted something as big as their musical prowess.

We recently got a chance to check out their live show in Chicago and have to say, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a group as tightly knit as these guys.  They blend well together on stage and are completely and utterly absorbed in every facet of their music.  These guys believe in destiny and I think their being rewarded for it.

Listening to their most recent album, On Approach, you can easily pick out qualities similar to Neil Young, but also elements of blues, folk, rock, alternative and Indie.  I even picked out some Jeff Buckley and Black Keys (whether they were going for that or not) and you can draw some elements of the classic American folk sound.

If you’re looking for a group with a classic sound that sticks to the roots and delivers a solid performance, make sure you check out Everest as your next musical venture.

Check out the video for their latest single “Let Go”:

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Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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