Roger Rasnake: A Bristol Boy At Home The songwriter and guitarist earned his stripes through frequent appearances around the Bristol, Tenn./Va., area. So when Mountain Stage descended upon his hometown for a special broadcast, Rasnake was there with a set of original music.
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Roger Rasnake: A Bristol Boy At Home

Roger Rasnake: A Bristol Boy At Home

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Set List

  • "Cold Hard Business"
  • "The Hero"
  • "I Believe It Could Happen Any Day"

Roger Rasnake's tune "Endless Highway" appears on the Alison Krauss & Union Station album I've Got That Old Feeling. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Brian Blauser

A gifted songwriter and guitarist, "Bristol Boy" Roger Rasnake has a knack for turning powerful life experiences into poignant melodic stories.

A well-respected veteran of the music scene in Bristol, Tenn./Va., Rasnake earned his stripes through frequent performances at local clubs and festivals. He's also scored a handful of higher-profile songwriting credits: Alison Krauss & Union Station's chart-topping album I've Got That Old Feeling features one of his compositions, and acclaimed Doc Watson sideman Jack Lawrence recorded four of Rasnake's songs on his solo album I Don't Need The Whiskey Anymore.

When Mountain Stage descended upon his hometown of Bristol for a special broadcast, Rasnake was there to perform a set of original music.