Wanda Jackson, Backstage at Mountain Stage
Joe Ely, Backstage at Mountain Stage
You’ll also hear from Texas
Ely. No stranger to Mountain Stage audiences, Ely has epitomized the rugged Texas
singer/songwriter tradition. As a member of the legendary ‘70s band the
Flatlanders - which also featured fellow Texans Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch
Hancock - he helped pioneer the alt-country genre. His first release of new
material in four years is Satisfied at Last.
Jimmy Dale Gilmore & the Wronglers, Backstage at Mountain Stage
And speaking of Jimmie
Dale Gilmore -- he's also on this Sunday's show, backed by The
Wronglers, a San Fransisco-based bluegrass band headed up by the dearly
missed Warren Hellman: banjo player, one of roots music’s most dedicated
stewards, and founder of the wildly popular Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
Their record is called Heirloom Music.
Carolyn Wonderland, Backstage at Mountain Stage
Powerful blues-rocker Carolyn
Wonderland also appears. Carolyn's incendiary guitar and raw, powerful
vocals draw instant comparisons to fellow Texans Janis Joplin and Stevie Ray
Vaughan. Check out the video to see what we mean.
The New Rope String Band, Backstage at Mountain Stage
And finally, The New Rope String Band make their
first ever appearance in the United States,
all the way from the Scotland.
Combining superb musicianship with comic genius, the three members of the New
Rope String Band combine elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick
and silliness with beautiful acoustic music from various world traditions.
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