Fountains of Wayne perform live on Mountain Stage
This week’s premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage features power
pop masters Fountains of Wayne, along with Marc Broussard, Amanda Shires, Grace
Weber, and Ben Lee.
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Anchored by the singer-songwriters Adam Schlesinger and
Chris Collingwood, Fountains of Wayne was founded
in 1996 and released its self-titled debut on Atlantic Records the same year.
They scored one of the most memorable hits of the early 2000’s, were nominated
for Grammys, and have spent countless nights on the road cultivating their
sound. The band’s latest release, Sky
Full of Holes is their first since 2007.
Marc Broussard, Backstage at Mountain Stage
Broussard also stops by, with his acclaimed brand of bayou
soul. His vocals call to mind performances by heavyweights like Otis Redding,
Al Green, John Hiatt and Dr. John. Coupled with his powerful stage
presence, he became a favorite of the nearly sold out Charleston
You can catch a preview via our Mountain Stage Song of the Week, and
you can also hear him talk to host Larry Groce about his roots and influences,
and see some footage of his performance in our latest Backstage at Mountain
Amanda Shires, live on Mountain Stage
We'll also be joined by young Texas
singer-songwriter and fiddler Amanda Shires. If you've been
listening to Jason Isbell's excellent new album Here We Rest, then you've already heard Amanda sing and play. Her
CD Carrying Lighting has garnered
rave reviews as well, and she most recently wrapped up recording sessions for
the latest release
from Justin Townes Earle.
Grace Webber performs live on Mountain Stage
You'll also hear a set from Brooklyn-by-way-of-Milwaukee
Weber. She's already performed on "Showtime at the
Apollo," played the Kennedy Center,
and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her jazz infused pop has also caught
the eye of Billboard Magazine, which dubbed her an "artist to watch."
Her latest album is Hope & Heart.
Ben Lee performs live on Mountain Stage
Finally, you hear a rare set from singer-songwriter Ben Lee. Lee first gained America's
attention in the late 90's, at a time when loud alt-rock was dominant. Ben Lee
does not make loud alt-rock. So if you happened to see one of his videos on TV
at the time, chances are, you still remember it. His latest album Deeper to Dream, is
his most personal yet.
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