Across the board here at Mountain Stage you'll find some great things happening musically, and there's plenty more on the way.
LIVE- This Sunday we'll offer up an Americana sampler plate spanning sacred steel gospel and hill-country blues to shimmering pop and modern folk. James McMurtry, Shelby Lynne, Jim Bianco, the Lee Boys and Malcolm Holcolmbe will be our guests this Sunday, November 16, at the Cultural Center Theater. Read more in our press release and get your tickets online or at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.
We'll celebrate our historic 25th Anniversary on December 7 in Charleston, with Joan Osborne, Kathy Mattea and Rachel Yamagata- a varied show stylically, which is what we love. Tickets are online and at Taylor's, so get 'em now.Keep an eye on this blog for the next batch of guests to be added.
ON-AIR- This weekend most stations will be airing the Mountain Stage episode featuring country superstar Patty Loveless, along with the finest singer in modern bluegrass, Dan Tyminski and his Band, Trad-Irish tunes from Solas, Kentucky bred singer-songwriter Chris Knight and NewSong Performing Songwriting duo Jacob & Lily. Click here to find a station in your area to listen to Mountain Stage on the air. The following week will be our show recorded at the world famous Town Hall in New York City with Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Bruce Cockburn and Billy Bragg.
(Dan Tyminski, left, flashing one of the brightest smiles in bluegrass. NewSong winners Jacob & Lily, a.k.a Kaleb Friesen and Karla Adolphe.)
ON NPR MUSIC-The past couple weeks have been as exciting and diverse as it gets. The forces of Africa and Appalachia unite for a set featuring Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko, while Jerry Douglas burns up the dobro along with his top-notch band, avant-garde songstress Brooke Waggoner is captivating at the piano like no one since Tori Amos, and the Alternate Routes are one of the freshest things happening to good old rock & roll. Just up is modern day humorist and depressive Judith Owen singing her heart-felt piano ballads. Go back even further and you'll find great sets from jam-fiend Mike Gordon, blue-eyed soul with Amos Lee and gypsy swing with John Jorgenson Quintet. Click on the logo below to navigate over to Mountain Stage's home on NPR Music.