Cielle Montgomery and James Church are ‘Montgomery Church’ – a blend of acoustic folk, americana and bluegrass influences, grown and distilled in the Snowy Mountain ranges of country New South Wales. With their organic union of dobro and guitar, harmony vocals and thoughtful songwriting, this captivating duo, accompanied by their band of brilliant musicians, are enthralling in their dynamic intimacy and offer up some of the sweetest darn sounds being heard around Australia’s folk country scene right now! They have toured far and wide and graced the stages of many iconic music festivals including Groundwater Country Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival & Americanafest in Nashville.
Montgomery Church‘s debut album “In the Shadow of the Mountain”, earned them 2 nominations in the prestigious 2019 Golden Guitar Awards. They are currently recording their highly anticipated follow-up with 7 x GRAMMY nominated Producer, Erick Jaskowiack, with a planned release for mid-2021.
…”Montgomery Church are like the Australian version of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings but if Gillian was the daughter of Allison Krauss… sitting on a porch, with tea not whiskey… I’m a tad obsessed… The most graceful duo literally gracing stages right now.” … – Fanny Lumsden (Golden Guitar & ARIA Award Winner)