Crooked Still On Mountain Stage

SET LIST

  • "Undone in Sorrow"
  • "When First Unto This Country"
  • "Did You Sleep Well"
  • "Captain, Captain" *
  • "Little Sadie"
  • "The Absentee"
  • * Featuring Carrie Rodriguez
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Crooked Still's latest album is this summer's Still Crooked. Brian Blauser hide caption

itoggle caption Brian Blauser

The Boston-based string-band revivalists in Crooked Still recently revamped their lineup, adding fiddler Brittany Haas and cellist Tristan Clarridge. In addition, Crooked Still has made a push toward injecting new energy into its unique approach of performing and reinterpreting traditional music.

The captivating and angelic voice of Aoife O'Donovan and the virtuosic solos of banjo master Greg Liszt offer a fresh perspective: Crooked Still is prone to covering Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan and Ola Belle Reed (her song "Undone in Sorrow" pops up here) in the same set. Crooked Still continues to bring old traditions to new audiences, all the while putting a distinctive spin on the arrangements.

Texas fiddler, songwriter and singer Carrie Rodriguez joins the group on "Captain, Captain," and is another featured performer on Mountain Stage this week.

This segment originally ran Oct. 6, 2008.

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