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Tracy Nelson in Concert on Mountain Stage - 08/29/2008

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Tracy Nelson On Mountain Stage

Tracy Nelson On Mountain Stage

Tracy Nelson in Concert on Mountain Stage - 08/29/2008

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Set List

  • "Oh Lonesome Me"
  • "I Never Loved Anyone More"
  • "Salt of the Earth"
  • "Stranger at My Door"
  • "Home"*

*featuring the Mountain Stage band

A native of Madison, Wis., Tracy Nelson has also lived in San Francisco and Nashville. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Whether singing blues, R&B, gospel, country or pop, Tracy Nelson's voice is a powerful instrument, inspired by Big Bill Broonzy as much as Patsy Cline. Accompanied by the Mountain Stage band, Nelson runs through four numbers from her latest country-flavored record, You'll Never Be a Stranger at My Door. Mountain Stage host Larry Groce fills in on "Salt of the Earth" where Guy Clark is heard on the studio version.

Nelson, originally from Wisconsin, lived in San Francisco during the '60s; her band Mother Earth released six records and was a favorite at the Fillmore. After moving to Nashville, she flourished as a solo artist in the '70s, earning a Grammy nomination for her hit "After the Fire Is Gone."

Nelson sticks around to perform Karla Bonoff's "Home" with the Mountain Stage band, featuring Charleston, W.Va., native and Nashville resident John Deaderick on accordion.

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