The Mountains and the Trees

The Mountains and the Trees is a Canadian folk rock band whose sole constant member is Jon Janes of Pasadena, Newfoundland and Labrador.[1] The band is now based in St. John's. Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden is a significant musical influence.[2] In addition to Hayden, the musical style has also been likened to that of Iron & Wine and Julie Doiron.[3] Critical reception has been generally positive. Rachel Sanders of Exclaim! wrote, "[Janes'] thoroughly modern folk style combines traditional instrumentation with subtle but perfectly integrated effects."[4]

The Mountains and the Trees
OriginPasadena, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
GenresFolk rock
Years active2006 (2006)–present
MembersJon Janes

The band released the EP Paper or Plastic in 2006. The album Document, released in 2007, was recorded at the First United Church in Corner Brook.[1] The EP Hop, Skip, and a Jump was released in 2009.[2]


  1. ^ a b Wells, Cliff (December 20, 2007). "Pasadena artist records latest CD in First United Church", The Western Star. Retrieved on 2010-01-15.
  2. ^ a b Brake, Justin (August 12, 2009). "Music to move mountains... and trees: Jon Janes making his mark on music industry", The Telegram. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  3. ^ Conoley, Ben (Nov–Dec 2009). "Showcase: The Mountains & the Trees", Canadian Musician 31 (6): 78.
  4. ^ Sanders, Rachel (December 2009). "The Mountains & the Trees: Hop, Skip and a Jump EP", Exclaim!. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.

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