Sometimes we drift away from love

and a song brings us back into alignment…


Watch Our New Music Video

Try Again” is about remembering and intentionally engaging with the power forgiveness. It’s a reminder that life can flow when we prioritize forgiveness. Do yourself a favor and become proficient at forgiveness.


Become a Friend of MountainCity

We are pleased to announce premium monthly membership opportunities for our friends (old and new)! We want to pour into you regarding relationships, marriage, love, forgiveness, pursuing your dreams, how to process loss and develop a healthy soul. We will be sharing the behind the scenes stories of our songs, recordings, and MUCH more! 

When you subscribe, you will receive special gifts, access to our brand new podcasts, blogs, vlogs, private online concerts, and the list goes on and on! 

But we’re only releasing these resources to this group. We want to add value to your life and we need your partnership so we can continue to write, record, and release fresh music! It’s a win-win! 🙂


Thanks so much for your consideration! 

We hope to grow in friendship with you! 


– Dave and Tara 😊

MountainCity Friends Subscriptions

Trail Ridge – $8/Month 

– We will email you links to download our ENTIRE song catalog! 28 songs and counting!

– You’ll have a chance to be among the first to listen and download our new songs and videos!

– Special Access to the Private “ MC Friends” Area of our website with exclusive podcasts, blogs, vlogs, etc! This is where you’ll hear our heart and thoughts on relationships, marriage, love, forgiveness, how to develop a healthy soul, etc.

Red Rocks – $15/Month

(Plus Everything in Trail Ridge)

– We will email you Chord Charts and Lyric Sheets to all our songs.
– You will get access to our Monthly Private Live Streaming Concerts on our Website.
– We will snail-mail you physical CD’s of our first 2 Albums, along with a commemorative MountainCity postcard. It’s like Christmas all over again!

Winter Park – $24/Month

(Plus Everything in Red Rocks)

– We want to put pen to paper and mail you a Handwritten note, gushing our gratitude all over you! Tara’s signature alone will be worth millions in a few years! (she doesn’t know that I wrote this… she’s probably going to make me take it down… we’ll see how long it lasts! HA!)
– You will have access to all past live online concerts.
– We have some pretty cool wood-grain-ish sunglasses that we want to send you, along with a signed photo of us. Fricken heck yeah!

Beaver Creek – $45/Month

(Plus Everything in Winter Park)

– We are going to drive by the store, pick up a frame, and create a unique, handwritten lyric sheet of the song of your choice. And then we’re going to mail it to you!

– You know what else we’re going to mail to you? 1 MountainCity T-Shirt for your daily use and pleasure.

– Check this out: You’ll get 2 Tickets to any PUBLIC Live MountainCity Concert PER MONTH. Per month, people!!

– We want to record a personal Thank You video just for you! So we will!

– We’ll set up a time to sing you a song and talk with you for a few minutes via FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangouts!

Loveland Pass – $100/Month

(Plus Everything in Beaver Creek)

– When’s your birthday? Because we want to record a personal Happy Birthday video, just for you!
– We’re going to mail you one of our Handcrafted Leather Journals to your doorstep and/or mailbox and/or PO Box. And it will probably smell of tanned cow hide… at least that’s our hope.
– You will receive credit in our next Music Video! #VidCred
– After you are enrolled for in the “Loveland Pass” subscription for 9 Months, we will write 1 Customized love song for you or someone you love! We’ll record it on our iPhone and send you the chord chart and lyrics. Your own song. COME ON!!!

Book MountainCity

Book MountainCity (Dave and Tara Powers) for your event

Q & A

A: A non-profit fundraiser, a marriage conference, and a private birthday party.

Q: What are three concerts MountainCity recently performed all on one weekend?

Interested in booking MountainCity for your next event?

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Dave would like to thank his sponsor, Grosh Guitars

What does Dave say about Grosh?

“Man, I love Grosh Guitars! I’ve had the privilege of being a part of their Family of Artists since 2010, and I’ll tell ya, I haven’t played on a better electric guitar in my life!

“The action is unbelievable, the craftsmanship and quality are untouchable. The hand-wound pickups are like a giant pile of butter (compliments of Dani Grosh), and Don Grosh, along with all the peeps on their team are GREAT people!

“I highly recommend you check out their stuff! These guitars are made in the good ol’ U.S.A., which makes me very happy! If you want, you can click on this link and see who else is on the Grosh Family of Artists:”

MountainCity Looking Back

MountainCity’s Tara Powers Recently Reflected:

Dave and Tara Powers before MountainCity

“I’ve been looking through old photographs of when we fell in love and it’s beautiful to see how our flesh has changed and how the songs we sing have changed the way we move and speak and breathe and live. We sing of love, real love, courageous love and true long years of intimacy.”

#marriedduo #mountaincity #singersongwriters #lovesongs #intimatelove#lovestory #husbandandwifeduo


Happy Anniversary to Dave and Tara Powers!

Dave and Tara

They’ll be celebrating 15 years on September 13th.  Leave a message on their Facebook page.


Dave would like to thank his sponsor, Franklin Strap

Does Dave love his Franklin Straps? You bet he does!

He says:

“I flipped my lid when I became a part of the Franklin Strap Family of Artists because these are the most comfortable straps I’ve ever owned! They are made in the U.S.A. of super high quality leather and suede. I have one of their straps on literally every guitar that I play in concert. If you’re looking for a new strap for your guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, or resonator, check these guys out!”

Repost: MountainCity’s Dave Powers and His Dream Banjo!

August was an exciting and busy month for MountainCity

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How many times do you see Dave’s banjo in their latest video, Try Again?

Go ahead – count them up! How many did you get? Leave MountainCity a message on Facebook[HERE]


The following content originally appeared 10.03.17 [HERE].


Denver, CO)  Dave Powers, MountainCity’s talented lead guitarist, has been wanting a banjo for awhile. Tara, the other half of MountainCity, recently helped make his dream come true.

Deering, The Great American Banjo Company

“For the last 10 years,” Dave said, “it’s been on my bucket list to have a Deering banjo, specifically their Phoenix model. It’s a 6-string banjo with pickups and it’s amazing! I’m pretty sure it’s the same 6-string banjo that Keith Urban uses when he plays in live settings.”

Dave is a known Keith Urban fan. MountainCity released a cover of Keith Urban’s Somebody Like you earlier this year (listen or purchase HERE).


Somebody Like You released, read more…

“The first time I saw one, I started salivating…seriously.” Dave stops to remember. “I think I did actually start drooling.”

Dave says it was on his bucket list to be a part of the Deering Family of Artists. A few weeks ago, he heard from a member of the Deering staff who extended him the privilege of joining the Deering Family of Artists. He playfully recounts that he almost passed out because of the joy and gratitude he felt.

The Phoenix

Dave was still dreaming of getting a Phoenix Banjo from Deering. He and Tara had decided to exercise patience and save up a little more before ordering the banjo.

“I’ve heard an ancient proverb that says, ‘If you let patience complete its work in you, you’ll need nothing,’ Dave says. “Oh man, patience is a difficult thing to let shape you. But I dug into the process.”  However, Tara decided to surprise him.

“On our 14th wedding anniversary, I walked into our room to find Tara holding a Phoenix,” Dave said.


“S.P.E.E.C.H.L.E.S.S. #WhatAWoman”  -Dave Powers

It turns out, Tara and the Deering staff had been secretly scheming and figured out a way to send the banjo without Dave knowing it was coming.

Dave picked it up and started “shredding” immediately.

“This thing almost plays itself, he says. “I am blown away by the excellent craftsmanship!”

Deering Banjo Co. mission statement: To champion the banjo and inspire creativity around the globe by supplying the best quality, American made banjos available to players of all abilities.  

Through the years, Deering has hand made well over 100,000 banjos. Their website says, “Our focus and passion is to create great banjos that enable you as an artist to enjoy expressing yourself and your music.”

Dave cannot say enough to recommend these banjos. “If you’re looking for a beginner, intermediate, or pro-level banjo (clawhammer, 5-string, 6-string, etc), consider Deering! You won’t be sorry you did!”

-Jeanie Rhoades