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Barnaby Bright On Mountain Stage

Barnaby Bright On Mountain Stage

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The indie-folk duo Barnaby Bright makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. The many instruments the two often use reflect the traditions they've picked up in their travels as musicians. It's not uncommon for the pair to employ harmonium, banjo, ukulele, floorboard bass, thumb pianos and multiple guitars in a single set.

Singer Becky Bliss' strong, haunting vocals anchor their songs, while Nathan Bliss' intricate and innovative guitar playing provides a worldly backdrop to their seamless harmonies. Beginning with the second verse of their first song, "Don't Look Down," he plays with a harmonic tapping technique that had the Mountain Stage crew doing double takes, and the audience on the edge of its seat. Taking their name from a medieval term for the summer solstice, the two earned a spot earlier this year as finalists in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, held in New York.

Set List
  • "Don't Look Down"
  • "Highway 9"
  • "Made Up Of"
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