Chuck Mathena Center, Princeton, WV
Tickets are on sale now for Mountain Stage at the Chuck Mathena Center in beautiful Princeton, WV. We're proud to be a part of the inaugural season for this new performing arts center in southern WV.
Tickets are $18 & $20, with applicable service fees, and are available exclusively through the Chuck Mathena Center box office, by calling 877.425.5128 or you can order online at www.chuckmathenacenter.org.
Joining us in Princeton will be seminal songwriter Steve Earle, who is releasing an album tribute to one of his predecessor's and mentors, Townes Van Zandt. You can sample some of Townes on Steve's website and there is an EP available on iTunes.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Legend of the bluegrass circuit for a better part of four-decades, mandolin player and tenor singing Doyle Lawson will bring his latest class of Quicksilver to Mountain Stage for his fourth appearance on the show. You can read a review of the band's latest on the Bluegrass Blog and preview three songs from their newest release, Lonely Street, at DoyleLawson.com.
One of the more progressive names in Bluegrass music is King Wilkie. The band came to prominence amidst the initial Nickel Creek buzz, but the band has evolved into more of a chamber folk ensemble that play their unique, meticulously arranged music on acoustic instruments.
Their previous record, Low Country Suite, was a beautiful, captivating effort and their latest, King Wilkie Presents: The Wilkie Family Singers, is another broad step in the continuing evolution of the group. Here's a synopsis of the record from Dirty Linen.
The album features guest spots by Peter Rowan, Abigail Washburn, Sam Parton of the Be Good Tanyas, Robyn Hitchcock and David Bromberg. Listening to some of the arrangements, with horns, poppy piano, and lots of vocal "aahs" and "oohs," this could be their Sgt. Pepper's ...
Speaking of Nickel Creek, our mountain stage in Princeton will also feature founding member and fiddler Sara Watkins
, who is touring in support of her debut solo record, produced by John Paul Jones.
Sara keeps pretty impressive company. She showed up with her brother Sean and Jon Foreman as a member of Fiction Family not too long ago, so it'll be interesting to see what she has in store for us in Princeton.
Another exciting group emerging on the bluegrass scene is the Lovell Sisters. Get a hint of their new record, Time
To Grow, by launching the Lovell Sisters Music Player. Jessica, Megan and Rebecca have opted to remain independent after a foray with a major label didn't focus on their burgeoning songwriting skills.
The girls have already traveled far and wide, with dates in Northern Ireland, Norway, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands, so we are happy to bring them to Mercer County, WV.
Check out the live-show schedule for more upcoming dates and stay tuned to the blog for lots of extras and brand new information.