Dierks Bentley and the Travelin' McCourys on Mountain Stage
This Week’s edition of
Mountain Stage is an encore broadcast of our second show recorded during
FestivALL Charleston 2010, and features country star Dierks Bentley.
brought along The Travelin’ McCourys, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, Rob McCoury
on banjo, Jason Carter on fiddle and Alan Bartram on bass, who also helped
record Up on the Ridge. They are
joined by drummer Steve Mismore and Tim Sargeant on steel guitar.
The band gets to stretch out on the bluegrass standard
“Rovin’ Gambler” before Bentley sings the touching “Down in the Mine.” You can hear a preview of this show in our Song of the Week.
Also featured on the show
are hotclub swing of The John Jorgenson Quintet. Jorgenson
was an original member of the Desert Rose Band, a founder of guitar supergroup
The Hellecasters, and spent six years on the road with Elton John’s touring
Since his 2004 album Franco American Swing, he has specialized in the
hot club sound of Django Reinhardt. With Jason Anick on violin, Doug Martin on
rhythm guitar, Simon Planting on bass and Rick Reed on Percussion, the quintet
play songs from their latest One Stolen Night.
Fred Eaglesmith makes his
fifth appearance on Mountain Stage, bringing his entertaining band and songs
from his latest album Cha Cha Cha. With
18 albums under his belt, it’s only fitting that country music stars have recently
covered some of his material, including Alan Jackson (“Freight Train”) and
Miranda Lambert (“Time to Get A Gun”).
The show kicks off with Bill Kirchen, whose fiery guitar work has earned him a reputation as “The Titan
of the Telecaster.” His legacy was solidified in the 1971 hit song “Hot Rod
Lincoln,” released by Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen, but Kirchen
has continued to make solid records of his own filled with his honky-tonk brand
of guitar music.
His most recent release Word to the Wise pairs Kirchen with an all-star cast of guests including Elvis Costello,
Nick Lowe and Dan Hicks.
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