Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, live on Mountain Stage
Marty Stuart, Backstage at Mountain Stage
As a part of the New Traditionalist movement, Marty
Stuart was instrumental in changing the sound of New Country music.
Dubbed the “Hillbilly Crusader,” after long stints with Lester Flatt and Johnny
Cash, Stuart struck out on his own, adding a rockin’ twist to traditional
country. His 2010 release Ghost Train
(The Studio B Sessions) features his band The Fabulous Superlatives and
realizes Stuart’s vision of making a record that “upholds traditional country
music.” His latest release, Nashville
Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down continues down the same heartworn path.
Hear Marty discuss his new album, and share his take on the state of country
music in our latest Backstage at Mountain Stage video.
Blue Highway, live on Mountain Stage
Since bursting on the scene in the late-‘90s, Blue
Highway has all but dominated the bluegrass charts over its 17 year
history. Comprised of five experienced musicians, the members of this
progressive group have played with Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ricky
Skaggs, Larry Sparks and Doyle Lawson. With ten highly-acclaimed albums to its
credit, Blue Highway has
garnered two Grammy nominations, a Dove Award, topped the Bluegrass Unlimited
radio charts, and won numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards.
Their current release is Sounds of Home.
John Fullbright, live on Mountain Stage
After playing in fellow Oklahoma
singer-songwriter Mike McClure’s band for a year, John Fullbright
has become the most talked about young musician in Oklahoma.
Prior to the 2009 Folk Alliance conference in Memphis,
Fullbright, still in his early 20s, recorded a live CD at the Blue Door in Oklahoma
City. Already he has received endorsements from
many great musicians, including fellow Oklahomans Jimmy Webb, Kevin Welch, and
Tom Skinner, and Mountain Stage favorite Jimmy LaFave.
The McCrary Sisters, live on Mountain Stage
Sisters have recorded with Stevie Wonder, Bobby Jones, Wynonna, Ray
Stevens, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Mike Farris, Johnny Cash and Elvis
Presley. Daughters of the late Rev. Samuel McCrary, founding member of Nashville’s
legendary gospel quartet the Fairfield Four, the four sisters have been singing
their entire lives. Ann began singing at age three while Regina
toured with Bob Dylan for six years and recorded three albums with him. Their
release, Our Journey, features cameos by Buddy Miller, Delbert McClinton, and