Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
Susan Werner performed on
Susan Werner performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
- "Kicking the Beehive"
- "I Know What I Want"
- "Last Words of Bonnie Parker"
- "Manhattan, Kansas"
- "Red Dress"
- "It's a Blessing" (By The Carpenter Ants)
Susan Werner makes her seventh appearance on Mountain Stage for five songs from her new album, Kicking the Beehive. A talented and versatile artist, Werner has been influenced by a range of artists, from Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins to Thelonious Monk and Sting. Werner earned a voice degree in her native Iowa, and another in opera from Temple University before deciding to take her career in a different direction after seeing a performance by Texas folk singer Nanci Griffith.
Kicking the Beehive was produced by country stalwart Rodney Crowell and features cameos by Vince Gill, Keb' Mo' and lap steel ace Paul Franklin.
Werner's set is followed by a performance by The Carpenter Ants, lead by Mountain Stage guitarist Michael Lipton, and featuring the vocals of James "Jupie" Little and Charlie "T" Tuit, bassist Ted Harrison and drummer Ammed Solomon. They play a gospel tune written by Lipton and Little titled "It's a Blessing."
This segment originally aired on May 11th, 2011.