Joan Osborne, live on Mountain Stage
Mountain Stage returns this weekend with another exciting
all new broadcast featuring the sultry vocals of Joan Osborne, cutting-edge
progressive acoustic music from The Punch Brothers, jam band royalty Leftover
Salmon, worldly singer-songwriter Sylvie Lewis, and alt-country newcomer Lera
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Osborne has sold millions of albums and garnered multiple Grammy
nominations throughout her career, which began while she was attending NYU’s
film school. Inspired by singers like Billie Holiday and Etta James, Osborne’s
gutsy, passionate vocals turned “One Of Us,” a track from her major label
debut, into a massive MTV and radio hit.
Her latest release, “Bring It On
Home,” is a collection of classic blues, R&B and soul songs. You can catch a preview
of her performance via our song of the week: Osborn singing the Slim Harpo
classic “Shake Your Hips.”
The Punch Brothers, live on Mountain Stage
Depending on how you count it, this is The Punch Brothers
third appearance on Mountain Stage. A bone fide acoustic super group led Chris
Thile, along with a staggering lineup including guitarist Chris Eldridge, a
founding member of the Infamous Stringdusters who occasionally sits in with his
father’s band, The Seldom Scene; bassist Paul Kowert, who studied under Edgar
Meyer at the Curtis Institute of Music; banjo player Noam Pikelny who has
collaborated with the likes of John Cowan and Tony Trischka; and violinist Gabe
Witcher who has recorded with Willie Nelson, Beck and Randy Newman. The group’s
current release is titled “Who’s Feeling Young Now?”
Leftover Salmon, live on Mountain Stage
Embarking on their first full-fledged tour since 2004,
jam-band mainstays Leftover Salmon are back with
their first new album in 8 years, produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin.
Flaunting an unmistakable, fluid and rootsy sound that fuses
improvisational fervor to a dizzying combination of bluegrass, Cajun, Southern
rock, boogie, Caribbean, Latin, and jazz influences,
Leftover Salmon has earned a legion of diehard fans, critical accolades, and a
reputation as one of the most engaging concert experiences to ever hit the road.
Founding member Vince Herman was on Mountain Stage just a year ago, with his
solo project, Great American Taxi.
Sylvie Lewis, live on Mountain Stage
Armed with a musical education that took her from studying
cello in Switzerland,
opera in the U.K.
and songwriting, piano and guitar at Boston’s
Berklee School of Music, Sylvie Lewis creates
timeless, gentle songs for the ages. Along the way, Lewis became obsessed with
classic songwriters and jazz artists like Cole Porter, Noel Coward and Oscar
Peterson, informing her music with a feel from another generation. Now living
in Italy, Lewis
is currently working with L'orchestra di Piazza Vittorio on their radical
revision of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Her new CD is titled
“It’s All True.”
Lera Lynn, live on Mountain Stage
Finally, you’ll hear from Lera Lynn, who kicks
off the show. A winner of the 2011 Chris Austin Songwriting Competition held at
Merlefest for her song, “Bobby, Baby,” Athens, GA-based artist Lera Lynn
also walked away with “Best Americana Artist” at her hometown’s 2011 Flagpole
Music Awards. Her debut “Have You Met Lera Lynn?” has been met with wide
acclaim, earning her spots on the road this summer alongside fellow guests Joan
Osborn and The Punch Brothers.
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