farewell from Mountaintide

Jim Newsom and Holly Kirsten Bishop performed together as Mountaintide from May, 2014, through September, 2017.

The duo recorded three albums: Dancing in the Sun, released in June, 2015; the children’s album Away We Go, which came out in November, 2015; and Coffee & Fried Steak, released in June, 2017.

“We would like to express our appreciation for the support you gave us over the three years we wrote and played music together.

“It was a good run: happy times, joyous performances, intense artistic creativity, and unparalleled music magic. We are proud of the 40 songs on our three albums and hope you have gotten as much pleasure in the listening as we did in the creation, recording and performing.
“Thank you for sharing our journey.”



“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 Out of the Box


“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


“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




Holly Bishop & Jim Newsom