Coming up on this week’s premiere
episode of Mountain Stage you’ll hear the legendary acoustic guitarist Doc Watson. He performs a set of his
longtime favorites, some of which are included on this 3-disc
interview/performance collection “Legacy.”
We came to Bristol
with the help of our friends at the Birthplace of Country Music
Alliance, who have welcomed us to Bristol
for five consecutive years.
Bristol TN/VA is the historic border town where in 1927
Ralph Peer recorded what would become the first successful Country Music songs
of the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Stoneman family. Now the town is
formally recognized as the Birthplace of
This makes our Song of the Week,
Watson singing Jimmie Rodgers’ “T For Texas”, all the
Find a radio
station in your area where you can tune in and tell some friends how they can
hear the show.
Also featured on the show is Grammy Award-winning American
folk artist David Holt.
Holt performs a unique acoustic set with
songs from his various
, including “Daybreak in Dixie” off his album “David
Holt and the Lightning Bolts”
with part-time Lightning Bolts Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth, who can also be heard later in the episode.
Justin Townes Earle
We have interviews on the way for our YouTube Channel “Backstage at Mountain Stage,”
featuring Bob Livingston, Justin Townes Earle and John Doyle, which
will be available next week as the segments are posted to NPR Music. We've posted the conversation with Doc Watson below.
Thank you, as always, for listening. Without you there would
be no Mountain Stage. We hope you’ll go out and hear some live music
wherever you are, just as soon as you can.