- "How Many Times"
- "Oh Love Affair"
- "Knock Knock!"
- "Heads You Win Tails I Lose"
- "Man of Constant Sorrow"
- "Born to Lose" *
- * Performed by Bob Thompson
One of the most distinctive voices in modern bluegrass, Dan Tyminski visits Mountain Stage for the first time with his own band to perform songs from his second solo release, Wheels.
The Dan Tyminski Band makes its first appearance on
Since 1994, Tyminski has been a guitarist and vocalist with the highly praised bluegrass crossover band Alison Krauss and Union Station. With that group on hiatus this year, Tyminski re-formed his own project, featuring longtime Union Station collaborator Barry Bales on bass, award-winning mandolin player Adam Steffey (who wrote the blazing instrumental "Knock Knock!" included here), Ron Stewart on banjo and fiddle/dobro player Justin Moses.
The set concludes with "Man of Constant Sorrow," the bluegrass standard that helped spark the resurgence of roots music in 2000, when Tyminski's voice was lip-synced by actor George Clooney in the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Later, Mountain Stage host Larry Groce jokes that house pianist Bob Thompson is an avid investor when introducing his solo piano rendition of "Born to Lose."
This segment originally ran Nov. 18, 2008.