Since forming in the cold winter of 2008, Tusk Mountain has delivered a high-energy breed of dark folk music and electric driven rock 'n' roll to the praise of audiences everywhere. For years, cousins Travis Eek and Michael Szalay had ran parallel through music and eventually their tracks joined in a collaboration that would prove true to their Canadian country roots. With the addition of drummer Carson Ruhland, the trio set out to create an original sound that sways back and forth from smooth acoustic ballads to thunderous, electric foot stompers. With the howling roars of a guitar amp, the cries of an old harmonica and the dry sound of a beaten acoustic guitar, the band created an original blend of music that was previously unheard of in their local music scene. Since forming, they have went on to write a head full of original material and have gained praise from audiences for their high-energy, sing-along sets at many local venues up and down the Okanagan Valley.