Darrell Scott, Backstage at Mountain Stage
This week’s encore broadcast of Mountain Stage features
the New Orleans jazz ensemble The
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, along with roots music luminary Darrell Scott, Irish-American
supergroup Solas, singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave, and newcomer Rosi Golan.
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Highly regarded as a performer, multi-instrumentalist,
producer and songwriter, Darrell
Scott has seen his songs covered by more than 70 artists, including the
Dixie Chicks, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Guy Clark, Sam Bush, Tim
McGraw, Kathy Mattea and Garth Brooks. A Kentucky
native, Scott excels on dobro, mandolin and guitar, and earned a degree in
poetry from Tufts University.
He has played on hundreds of sessions, and in 2001 was named “Songwriter of the
Year” by the Nashville Songwriters Association.
In 2010, Scott joined Robert
Plant’s Band of Joy, along with Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin and Byron House.
His new album Long Ride Home features contributions from some of country
music’s most experienced session players, including West Virginia Music Hall of
Fame member Charlie McCoy. Hear him discuss this and more in our latest "Backstage at Mountain Stage" video.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, live on Mountain Stage
The Dirty Dozen
Brass Band is perhaps the only group that can claim to have shared
stages with the Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, 2 Live
Crew, and the Black Crowes. They're credited with revitalizing the brass band
tradition in New Orleans, spreading
it around the world, to more than 30 countries on five continents.
featured guests on albums by David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John and the
Modest Mouse; and the city of New Orleans
now has an official Dirty Dozen Brass Band Day.
The group is celebrating the
25th anniversary of their debut My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now, and preparing
for the release their new album Twenty
Dozen on May 1. You can hear a preview of their performance via our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.
Solas, performing live on Mountain Stage
Celtic supergroup Solas has been called
“the first truly great Irish band to arise from America.”
Leader Seamus Egan was a teen prodigy who recorded his first album at age 16
and toured with Ralph Stanley and Peter, Paul and Mary. He formed Solas in
1994, and their current lineup includes co-founder Winifred Horan, guitarist
Eamon McElholm, Mick McAuley, Eamon McElholm, and Niamh Varian-Barry.
fans include Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harris and rap producer Timbaland, who sampled
a Solas track on his radio hit “All Ya’ll.” Their latest is Turning the Tide.
Jimmy LaFave performs live on Mountain Stage
For eight years, the Texas
singer-songwriter and guitarist Jimmy
LaFave honed his skills by hosting open mike nights in Austin.
With a grassroots approach that blends country, blues, folk and rock 'n' roll,
LaFave was named Best Singer-Songwriter at the Austin Music Awards, and veteran rock critic Dave Marsh called him “One of America's greatest voices."
was a participant in the "Ribbon of Highway - Endless Skyway” tour which
paid tribute to the spirit of Woody Guthrie, and featured on the resulting live
double album. In 2007, LaFave’s showed off his country side on Cimarron
Manifesto. His latest release is Favorites 1992–2001. Every the charmer, LaFave, who is a Texan by way of Oklahoma, begins his set by welcoming the West Virginia audience to the Big 12.
Rosi Golan, live on Mountain Stage
Israeli born singer-songwriter Rosi Golan
didn’t pick up a guitar until she was 19, when she heard a radio commercial advertising
a sale at her local Guitar Center.
Since then, she’s amassed quite an audience, thanks to songs from her debut The Drifter & The Gypsy being
featured on One Tree Hill and
Private Practice, and in the
film Dear John. Recently,
Golan sang “Set The Fire To The Third Bar” with Snow Patrol on the band’s
recent appearance on David Letterman. Her current release is Lead Balloon.
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