Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey.
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey. Brian Blauser
- "Early In The Morning"
- "Santa Monica"
- "My Friend The Sun"
- "Song For Johnny Cash"
- "Long Time Coming"
- "You And Whose Army?"*
*performed by Laurel Dennie and the Mountain Stage band.
Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey have been friends and musical coworkers since their childhood days in Winston-Salem, N.C. They appeared on Mountain Stage 17 years ago when their first duo album, Maverick, was released in 1992. In 2009 ,they released their second record as a duo, hERE aND nOW — and appear again on a special episode recorded in Ashland, Ky.
The two have led groups such as the pioneering jangle-pop band The dB's, Continental Drifters and Golden Palominos. Individually, each has contributed studio or road work to artists like Alex Chilton, Bob Mould and R.E.M. (Holsapple toured with R.E.M. when the band appeared on Mountain Stage in April 1991.) In Holsapple and Stamey's set is a cover of "My Friend the Sun," by the British prog-pop band Family.
Joining them here are drummer Gary Greene and bassist Jeff Crawford. Mountain Stage band members Michael Lipton (electric guitar) and Bob Thompson (organ) provide extra backing. Guest vocalist Laurel Dennie performs Radiohead's "You and Whose Army" with the house band to close the set.
This feature originally ran October 1, 2009.