Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
Ben Taylor.
Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Ben Taylor On Mountain Stage

Ben Taylor On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/165506006/165514076" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Ben Taylor makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. As the son of Carly Simon and James Taylor, Ben Taylor writes songs steeped in folk and pop traditions, but he also moves easily through soul, country and funk.

Taylor's set opens with the funny "Your Boyfriend's a Really Nice Guy" before being joined by his own band, which includes Mark Posey on drums, Ben Thomas on bass and his songwriting partner David Saw on lead guitar and backing vocals. They play a generous 41-minute set, which includes two songs cut from the radio broadcast for time. Ben Taylor's most recent album is titled Listening.

Set List
  • "Your Boyfriend's A Really Nice Guy"
  • "Worlds Are Made Of Paper"
  • "Wicked Way"
  • "I See You, You See Me/Lo and Behold"
  • "You Must've Fallen"
  • "It Really Doesn't Matter To You"
  • "Not Alone"
  • "Hungry"
  • "Turn On The Light"
[+] read more[-] less

More From Folk

Iron & Wine performs on this week's Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Courtesy of the artist

Mountain Stage

Iron & Wine On Mountain Stage

The seminal indie-folk act makes his debut on Mountain Stage, recorded during the show's 33rd anniversary celebration at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

Iron & Wine On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/519202008/519208909" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

HoneyHoney performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

HoneyHoney On Mountain Stage

The Los Angeles roots duo makes its Mountain Stage debut with its blend of West Coast country-rock and Southern soul.

HONEYHONEY on Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/517937497/517940922" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Back To Top