Mountain Stage continues its 26th season this summer with three live recordings just added to the Live Show Schedule.
Starting July 26 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, we'll feature the hard-to-pin-down style of songwriter Ben Kweller. His latest record Horses is a honky-tonk/country flavored record. His Web site is in the works, so visit his MySpace page and follow him on Twitter!
Dave Alvin & Guilty Women
Also joining us is legendary roots-rocker Dave Alvin. Alvin has emerged with a new artistic direction (and new record). Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women features Alvin backed by an all-star group of female musicians including Cindy Cashdollar, Nina Gerber, Laurie Lewis, Christy McWilson, Sarah Brown, Amy Farris and Lisa Pankratz.
Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock-The Flatlanders
Three of the most respected men to come out of Texas - Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock and Joe Ely - have returned as The Flatlanders with a new record, Hills & Valleys.
Their debut album (that almost never was) preceded "Americana" by about 35 years.The housing crisis, natural disasters, immigration and the pale of the blue collar worker are all tackled on Hills & Valleys.
Also added to the bill is Prairie Home Companion favorites, Robin & Linda Williams, who have just released their latest CD, Buena Vista.
We'll post ticket information here on the blog as soon as it becomes available.