Originally members of The Pharisees, Jack Nissenson and Peter Weldon recruited Kate and Annd McGarrigle to become the Mountain City Four.
After having their songs covered by artists like Linda Ronstadt and Maria Muldaur, Kate and Anna were signed to Warner Bros. Records and recorded their eponymous debut with producer Joe Boyd..
In 1962, Nissenson recorded a Bob Dylan show at Montreal’s Finjan Club on reel-to-reel. It remains one of the most sought-after early Dylan recordings.
Weldon released the album Symbols Of The Time with Ed McCurdy in 1964 and contributed instrumentation and vocals to the McGarrigle’s early recordings.