Leigh and Chandra Watson's gospel-influenced sibling harmony is the focal point of their albums. Here the duo performs songs from their second CD, Talking To You, Talking To Me, on their first appearance on Mountain Stage.
Surrounded by banners adorned with elk, with incense lit at the front of the stage, Agalloch's performance felt like a savagely beautiful and personal ritual. Hear the black-metal band's first-ever New York City performance, recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge.
Clare and Olivier Manchon are at the heart of the chamber-folk ensemble Clare and the Reasons. Its second album, Arrow, is a collaborative effort that shows off the band's big sound. Here, it performs on Mountain Stage with Bob Hart and a brass section from West Virginia University.
Arguably the greatest blues pianist, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins died yesterday. Perkins recorded with legends at Sun Records and spent 12 years as Muddy Waters' piano player before striking out on his own. Last month, Perkins made history as the oldest performer to win a Grammy.
Her sound conjures the best of 1930s and '40s pop, and her lyrics are inspired by entities as diverse as Judy Garland, Queen and the television drama Dexter. Here, Smith performs with her backing band, The Great Picture Show.
April Smith and The Great Picture Show on Mountain Stage - 06/15/2010