The Black Keys to headline Mountain Jam

The Black Keys

The Black Keys

It might seem strange for Mountain Jam – the yearly jam and roots/rock bacchanalia on Hunter Mountain – to be making headlines in December, but Mountain Jam’s initial 2015 lineup announcement is a big splash indeed. The festival has been brokering complex bills for a number of years in ways that both appease and challenge its core audience. This year everyone will be pretty excited to learn that the raw blues revivalists the Black Keys will be headlining one Saturday night.

Of the other bands announced, one, Gov’t Mule, is the chronic headliner. This is, after all, Warren Hayne’s own festival. The only surprise about the other headliner – upstate New York jam-rock purists moe – is that they’ve never played Mountain Jam before.

Mountain Jam will take over the Hills of Hunter June 4 through June 7, 2015. Visit for advance tickets and more information.