Todd Snider and Vince Herman perform on Mountain Stage
"Is This Thing Workin'?" by Todd Snider
Great American Taxi
also appear on the show for their own energetic set of music they dub
"Americana without boarders," drawing influences from bluegrass, funk
and southern rock. Taxi leader Vince Herman (formally of Leftover Salmon)
was enrolled as a student at West Virginia University back in the 80's,
and the excitement he felt from being back in his old stomping ground
can be heard in voice. Here's an exclusive video of the band performing "Appalachian Soul" from their album "Streets of Gold."
Great American Taxi's new album is called Reckless Habits.
"Appalachian Soul" live on Mountain Stage by Great American Taxi.
Also appearing on this week's broadcast are Railroad Earth
, a roots-based jam band from Stillwater, New Jersey. The band takes its name from the Jack Kerouac story "October in the Railroad Earth," a nod to the beat influence that colors their sound of their new self-titled album
Earth’s Tim Carbone produced Great American Taxi's Reckless Habits
Corey Smith & Larry Groce, "Backstage at Mountain Stage."
Sean Rowe on Mountain Stage
The show opens with singer-songwriter Sean Rowe. An avid naturalist, Rowe routinely takes 30-day wilderness treks with nothing but a knife and the clothes on his back, and appropriately enough, applies a similar approach to his performance. Relying only on his soulful baritone voice and virtuoso guitar playing, Rowe brings the Mountain Stage audience to its feet with his final tune, a cover of Richard Thompson's 1952 Vincent Black Lightning. His new album is called Magic.
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