k.d. lang performs live on Mountain Stage
This Friday's Mountain Stage segment on NPR Music is a special encore performance by world renowned vocalist k.d. lang. In what was her second visit to Mountain Stage, lang brought along a small band, a four piece string section and songs from her album Hymns of the 49th Parallel.
The album includes songs written by heralded Canadian song crafters like Neil Young (“Helpless”), Leonard Coehn (“Hallelujah”), Bruce Cockburn (“One Day I Walk”) and lang herself (“Still Thrives” and “Constant Craving,” both co-writes with Ben Mink) among others. She performs here with Teddy Boroweicki on piano and accordion, David Piltch on bass, Danny Frankel on drums and Greg Leisz on pedal steel and guitar.
Taking advantage of what she calls an “auspicious occasion” to perform alongside the songwriter of “One Day I Walk,” lang invites fellow guest and fellow Canadian Bruce Cockburn to sing with her in the final number of this segment. Currently touring in support of her new album Sing it Loud, lang is joined now by the Siss Boom Bang, the first band of her own since breaking out with the Reclines.