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Jacob and Lily on Mountain State 11/21/08

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Jacob & Lily On Mountain Stage

Jacob & Lily On Mountain Stage

Jacob and Lily on Mountain State 11/21/08

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Set List

  • "Ruby"
  • "Orphan's Song"
  • "Tiptoe Stomp"

Singer-songwriter Karla Adolphe and percussionist Caleb Friesen make up the Manitoba-based duo Jacob & Lily. The night prior to this performance, the two participated in the international finals of the 7th Annual Mountain Stage NewSong contest for performing songwriters. The contest held six regional rounds across the U.S. and Canada, focusing on singers who write and perform their own original material.

Singer-songwriter Karla Adolphe and percussionist Caleb Friesen of the Canadian duo Jacob and Lily. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Mountain Stage host and NewSong judge Larry Groce chose Jacob & Lily out of the five co-winners from the previous night's finals to perform alongside Patty Loveless, The Dan Tyminski Band, Solas and Chris Knight.

With Adolphe's powerful, passionate voice and steady guitar strumming combined with Friesen's meticulous and driving rhythmic work, the duo builds a bold sound based around Adolphe's songs, which explore the surreal wonders and natural emotions of life. "Ruby" appears on their full-length CD The Cathedral, while "Tiptoe Stomp" is included in a recent digital release, available on the duo's Web site.

This segment originally ran Nov. 21, 2008.

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