The line-up for March 29 at WVU's Creative Arts Center has been finalized with the addition of singer-songwriter Ana Egge. She has a 17 year career with six albums and Lucinda Williams apparently called her the "folk Nina Simone." Read more for yourself in her BIO and visit her MySpace for listening samples.
You can read more about each guest on our press release, then head over to TicketMaster for your tickets.
Update: Returning to Mountain Stage for the 7th time April 5 will be mid-western songwriter Susan Werner supporting her new album of revisioned pop tunes, "Classics." (Click for some audio samples)
After combining doubt and faith for 2007's agnostic gospel effort "The Gospel Truth," Werner has melded classical music and new classics in the modern pop realm. Co-arranged by Werner and Boston Pops arranger and pianist Brad Hatfield, she has re-arranged ten tunes by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens and Paul McCartney, shining a new light on some popular new-standards. (I can hardly wait to hear her re-imaging of "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" by the Beach Boys)
She also released a live-album, "Live at Passim" that plays like a sort of Greatest Hits with a crowd.
Roots group Yarn, whose record "Empty Pockets" has been makin' waves in the Americana radio circuit, has rescheduled its Mountain Stage appearance for May 10 here in Charleston. Tickets for that show, also featuring Martin Sexton and Ruthie Foster, are on sale online NOW, at Taylor Books and by calling 1800.594.TIXX.
Yarn is fairly unique with their instrumentation boasting harmonica, electric mandolin, upright bass, drums and .....tenor sax. Give it a listen. It works.
You access a bunch of live shows here, where they've been posting bootlegs via archive.org.
Be sure to check out our entire Live Show Schedule, tell a friend and come see us in Charleston.