The Jayhawks, Backstage at Mountain Stage
This week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce was recorded on the campus of Ohio University in beautiful Athens. You'll hear from reunited alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks, along with Hot Tuna, Karan Casey & John Doyle, Ha Ha
Tonka, and Ohio's own Southeast Engine.
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the show via our Song
of the Week. This time, it’s Karan Casey and John Doyle with “Sailing Off
to the Yankee Land.”
Led by the sweet harmonies and crunchy guitars of Gary Louris and Mark Olson, The Jayhawks
were among the first bands to combine elements of country, punk, folk, and
classic rock into a form of stately Americana
that would eventually be labeled “alternative country.”
Now reunited, the band issued a compilation disc in 2009,
and released an acclaimed album of new material in September called Mockingbird
Ha Ha Tonka, live on Mountain Stage
Ozark-based indie rockers Ha Ha Tonka
wrap rural images of their native Missouri with southern rock, folk, country and
bluegrass. This spring they released Death of a Decade
, and the bad was
recently featured in the Ozarks episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
alongside Winter’s Bone
author Daniel Woodrell
Hot Tuna, Live on Mountain Stage
We’ll also be joined by iconic blues-roots band Hot Tuna. Formed some
four decades ago by Jefferson Airplane members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen,
Hot Tuna has released its first new album in twenty years, Steady as She Goes. A resident of southeast
Ohio, Kaukonen also owns and operates the Fur Peace Ranch, a 119-acre music and
guitar camp in the hills of north of Pomeroy.
Karan Casey and John Doyle, live on Mountain Stage
vocalist Karan Casey and John Doyle kick off the show. The
two were founding members
of traditional supergroup Solas, and for their new project Exile's Return,
the two former bandmates reunite to create a stripped-down album that showcases
sweet vocals, driving guitar, and the power of traditional songs.
Drawing from both the rich melancholy of Appalachia
and the once-thriving indie rock scene in nearby Dayton,Southeast
Engine was launched in 1999 by Ohio
University students Adam Remnant
and drummer Leo DeLuca. The group’s latest album Canary tells the story
of an Appalachian family struggling through the great depression.
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