Cory Chisel performed on
Cory Chisel performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser
- "Born Again"
- "My Heart Would Be There"
- "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
- "One Day a Year" (performed by Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage Band)
From Appleton, Wis., Cory Chisel comes from a family that made music together, instilling Chisel with a vast catalog of blues and folk music. Being the son of a Baptist minister also informs his singing and songwriting, as evidenced in "Born Again."
Chisel's 2008 EP Cabin Ghosts prompted touring spots with Rachael Yamagata, Josh Ritter and The Low Anthem, helping him build upon a strong regional following. Last year's debut full-length release, Death Won't Send a Letter, was produced by Joe Chiccarelli and features members of The Raconteurs and My Morning Jacket. His band, the Wandering Sons, is composed of longtime acquaintances Adriel Harris on vocals and organ, Miles Nielsen on bass, Daxx Nielsen on drums and Noah Harris on guitar and piano.
Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage Band round out this segment with "One Day a Year," written by West Virginia songwriter Jon Wikstrom.
This Mountain Stage performance originally aired on Dec. 22, 2009.