Two Conestoga High School graduates, Matt Quinn and Sam Cooper, are finding success with indie rock band Mt. Joy and its self-titled debut album named after a trail in Valley Forge National Park, writes Jenelle Janci for Lancaster Online.
Mt. Joy’s breakout song, “Astrovan,” was released in 2016 and received more than five million streams on Spotify.
Quinn and Cooper started playing together as teenagers, bonding over a common love of artists Bob Dylan and Neil Young. However, they went their separate ways after graduating from Conestoga, as Quinn attended Northeastern University in Boston and Cooper went to New York University.
The two later met in Los Angeles and began making music again.
“I had some songs; he had some ideas,” said Quinn, whose family still lives in Devon.
They recorded four songs, one of which had a million streams on Spotify in the first month. This success made the two friends form a band.
Now, Mt. Joy has concerts booked well into the fall and all over the country.
Read more about the band at Lancaster Online here.