Johnny Winter performs live on Mountain Stage
Mountain Stage is back this week with another exciting
premiere broadcast. Recorded live on the campus of West
you’ll hear from legendary Texas
blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter, along with Ruthie Foster, Magic Slim &
The Teardrops, Patrick Sweany, and Bhi Bhiman.
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Arguably the first artist to drag electric blues kicking and
screaming into the land of hard rock, Johnny Winter remains one of the
most respected guitarists alive. The clear link between the British blues-rock
explosion and American Southern rock, Winter joined his own powerhouse band on
Mountain Stage for one of his first and only nationally-broadcast performances
Ruthie Foster, live on Mountain Stage
You’ll also hear from Ruthie Foster. Foster
has won seemingly contradictory Blues Music Awards for both Best Traditional
and Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist in back-to-back years, and her album The Truth According to Ruthie Foster
was nominated for a Grammy. Backed by her own band, Foster all but stole
the show with her signature blend of blues, folk, and gospel. You can sample her performance here, via our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.
Patrick Sweany, live on Mountain Stage
Guitar in hand, Patrick
Sweany kicks off the show solo. He’s released five albums,
including 2007’s Every Hour is a Dollar
Gone, produced by fellow Ohio-native Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. The follow up, 2011’s The Old Southern Drag was recorded in
his new home of Nashville, where he
can be found regularly performing at The Basement and Family
Wash, also moonlighting in a vintage soul
outfit The Tiger Beats. He’s shared the stage with The Black Keys, The Gourds,
Paul Thorn and Sonny Landreth, among others.
Magic Slim, live on Mountain Stage
Magic Slim & the Teardrops
kick off the second hour of the show. Born Morris Holt in Torrence,
Mississippi in 1937, Slim has been called
“a national treasure” by Living Blues magazine.
Slim and The Teardrops performances are known for their undeniable intensity,
earning a diehard following the world over. His latest release on Blind Pig
records is Raising the Bar.
Bhi Bhiman, backstage at Mountain Stage
Finally, you’ll hear from Bhi Bhiman Mountain
Stage. A first generation Sri Lankan-American, Bhiman's soulful, instantly
striking voice has been compared to Bill Withers, Richie Havens and Jim James,
while the Willamette Week described
him as "a traveling Dust Bowl folkie crossed with Nina Simone." Check
out our Backstage at Mountain Stage video, where Bhiman chats with host Larry
Groce about his influences as a singer, songwriter and guitarist.
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