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Jim Newsom – vocals, guitar, flute, keyboards, bass

Holly Kirsten Bishop – vocals, guitar, violin, keyboards, bass, cello, viola, chromatic harmonica



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Intro to Mountaintide’s music:


“Hey Pretty Mama”




“Open Spaces”


“Colors of the Rainbow”




Mountaintide has performed at festivals including Norfolk’s Harborfest, Chesapeake Jubilee, Seawall Art Festival, Stockley Gardens Arts Festival, Norfolk Folk Festival, Chelsea Summer Solstice Festival, ETC Festival as well as the American Theatre, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Naro Theatre, libraries, museums, clubs, breweries, restaurants, conventions and all kinds of special events.

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VEER magazine - June 15, 2017

Tom Robotham’s insightful review of Coffee & Fried Steak in VEER Magazine.



Videos of Mountaintide Live:












“460 West to Blacksburg” video tribute to Jim’s alma mater, Virginia Tech:




Click on pictures below for Hi-Res photos of Jim & Holly:

Mountaintide: Holly Bishop & Jim Newsom




Interview with Jim Newsom published in Virginian-Pilot local sections, 10/25/15:


Jim Newsom One Happy Guy




“With a sweet acoustic vibe Mountaintide’s self produced debut

creates a carefree feeling like a day spent hiking in the hills

or strolling on the beach.”

— Paul Shugrue, WHRV-FM


“The duo’s original songs, about love, life’s choices and feeling good,

have a go-down-easy, James Taylor-Joni Mitchell, flower-power vibe.”

Craig Shapiro, The Virginian-Pilot


“Awesome stuff!” –Bob Batcher, Norfolk Perspectives


“The symbiosis is evident when they perform live,

not only in their vocal and instrumental harmonies,

but in their between-songs banter.”

– Tom Robotham, VEER



Jim Newsom


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