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We had a great time this weekend with the Drive By Truckers (Above), The Spring Standards, Sometymes Why, the Belleville Outfit and Steve Poltz. The show will air the weekend of May 15, so listen for yourselves on the radio via these radio stations.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the show and made it a success. Stay tuned to the blog for some photos by our after-hours photographer Chris Morris, snapped at The Empty Glass post-jam where Steve Poltz put the entire congregation of post-Mountain Stage goers into the palm of his hand...and subsequently on the floor.
(Below: The Spring Standards- Heather Robb, James Cleare, James Smith- and Steve Poltz during the finale song. Photos by Chris Morris )
Things are shaping up for our live show in Morgantown March 29. Tom Wilson (above) of Junkhouse, & Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, has joined with musicians from Canadian hit-makers Skydiggers, Michael & Margo Timmons of the Cowboy Junkies, folk artist Greg Titcomb and members of The Sadies under the moniker Lee Harvey Osmond (named for the least nurtured Osmond, according to Wilson). Here is an interview with Mr. Wilson on CBC NEWS and a killer live performance of "I'm Going to Stay that Way" by LHO members Wilson (guitar, vocals), Ray Farrugia (drums, backing vocals) and Brent Titcomb (harmonica). It's an "artist collective" according to Wilson but he'll be by himself on Mountain Stage. Although it's probably safe to say since Margo and Michael Timmons appear on "A Quiet Evil," the latest LHO record due out in spring, there's good chance there is some on-stage collaboration in store. "A Quiet Evil" is out in the spring- hear more on MYSPACE.
Clarence Bucaro joins us as well. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster, at the Mountainlair for those of you in Morgantown, or by calling 304.293.SHOW.
Our April 5 show for Charleston is coming together nicely with The Gourds and Backyard Tire Fire. We've just added influential singer-songwriter Tom Rush to the mix.
"What I Know," his first studio album in 30 years is out tomorrow. You can hear bits and pieces of it and his other records (including 2003's "Trolling for Owls" HERE. Having released his first album in 1962, Rush is still turning heads every day, "The Remember Song" video has 3.7 million views.
This coming weekend, tune in to Mountain Stage to hear blue-eyed soul singer and songwriter Amos Lee as well as Sharon Little, The Steeldrivers(Grammy nominees, above), Peter Bradley Adams (formerly of eastmountainsouth) and long time friend of the show Don Dixon. Click HERE for the playlist and find a station in your area by clicking HERE.
On the radio this weekend you heard a show we taped at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences back in June, featuring Jakob Dylan & the Gold Mountain Rebels, Hayes Carll, Priscilla Ahn, Andy Davis and Krista Detor. Hear them throughout the week on NPR Music, and please, tell a friend about it!
(Left to Right: Krista Detor, Andy Davis, Hayes Carll & Priscilla Ahn rehearse the finale song, June 29, 2008)