Mick & Kevin of Guggenheim Grotto
Ireland's Guggenheim Grotto craft fantastic, catchy melodies like their life depends on it. Their debut album "...Waltzing Alone" brought them to Mountain Stage in 2006 and we've been fans ever since. Their latest, "Happy the Man" expands on their use of electronic elements without drowning the songs in blips and bleeps.
When the two returned to our show in February they did sparse, acoustic renditions of the tunes from "Happy," giving emphasis to their superb vocal harmony and their lyrics. There's no picking a favorite environment - live or studio - because they pull it off either way. This is quite an addictive band and we're gonna turn you on for FREE. Give it a recommendation if you like what you hear (just click the little box).
Duncan Sheik never ceases to evolve either. His touring troupe this time, pictured above, included French horn, cello and bass clarinet. This photo was taken during rehearsal, but it seems to capture the mood of Duncan's latest creation, the haunting and evocative "Whisper House." You can hear their performance, recorded live, over at NPR Music.
Stay tuned for more great music, just the way you like it - LIVE!