Maia Sharp. Brian Blauser
- "Whole Flat World"
- "Death by Perfection"
- "You Are Mine"
- "A Home"
- "John Q. Lonely"
The daughter of famed country musician Randy Sharp, Maia Sharp has launched a successful career for herself as a performer and songwriter. Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, The Dixie Chicks, Keb' Mo' and Trisha Yearwood, among others, have recorded her songs.
Accompanied here by guitarist Linda Taylor and bassist David Carpenter, Maia Sharp performs songs from her latest solo album, Echo. Raitt, who included three of Sharp's songs on her heralded Souls Alike, recently invited Sharp to open for her on tour. It was in a recording session with Raitt that Sharp met producer and multi-instrumentalist Don Was, who signed on to produce Echo.
Sharp is just back from a tour opening for Indigo Girls, and will play some East Coast dates with the Irish band The Guggenheim Grotto this fall.
This segment originally aired on October 7, 2009.