Larry Keel & Natural Bridge On Mountain Stage The bluegrass band takes its sound from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the world. Hear four songs from the trio, recorded live at the Paramount Theater in Bristol, Tenn./Va.

Concerts

Larry Keel & Natural Bridge On Mountain Stage

Larry Keel & Natural Bridge On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/182872780/182881133" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Larry Keel & Natural Bridge return to Mountain Stage, recorded live in the border town of Bristol, Tenn./Va., in partnership with the Birthplace of Country Music. A native of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Keel leads a band dedicated to taking fiery, authentic bluegrass around the world.

Keel grew up immersed in mountain music before traveling to Japan to play at Tokyo Disneyland. Upon returning home, he won the prestigious flatpicking award at Colorado's Telluride Bluegrass festival. He's made his living as a musician for years now, having long since become a favorite among festival-goers on the bluegrass and jam-band scene.

Keel and his band — which includes his wife Jenny Keel on bass, mandolinist Mark Schimick and Will Lee on banjo — have released more than a dozen albums together, including the recent Classic. They recently launched a series of events and a website called "Fishin and Pickin," which combines the thrill of sport fishing with the warm intensity of live music.

Set List

  • "Love"
  • "How Can It Be Wrong"
  • "I'm No Doctor"
  • "Ripcord"
[+] read more[-] less

More From Concerts

Gretchen Peters performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Gretchen Peters On Mountain Stage

The Nashville songwriter's fifth Mountain Stage performance was compellingly honest.

Gretchen Peters On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/666138742/666189803" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The War And Treaty perform on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

The War And Treaty On Mountain Stage

Listen to the soulful, genre-bending husband-and-wife duo perform hits from its latest album, Healing Tide.

The War And Treaty On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/662955963/662967117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Leo Kottke performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Leo Kottke On Mountain Stage

In his 10th appearance on Mountain Stage, Kottke proves he has lost none of his dexterity and musicianship.

Leo Kottke On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/660595178/660608423" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Natalie Prass performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Natalie Prass On Mountain Stage

Natalie Prass brought crisp vocals and an unassailable backing band for a set featuring songs from her second album, The Future And The Past.

Natalie Prass On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/658199548/658214496" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Kathy Mattea performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage

Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

Kathy Mattea graces the Mountain Stage to showcase tracks from her recent album Pretty Bird, which celebrates her maturing vocal range.

Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/656157116/656184074" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Jeff Daniels and his son, Ben Daniels, perform on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Jeff Daniels And The Ben Daniels Band On Mountain Stage

The Emmy-winning actor is also a prolific recording artist, guitarist and songwriter. Daniels' latest album, Acoustic Sittin' Tour 2018, features his family band.

Jeff Daniels And The Ben Daniels Band On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/654091229/654131483" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Phoebe Bridgers performs at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival. Christopher Hall/Mixtape Magazine hide caption

toggle caption Christopher Hall/Mixtape Magazine

Phoebe Bridgers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

The 2018 Slingshot artist performed songs that unspool with a sonic ease that feel refreshing, even for an overheated festival audience.

Phoebe Bridgers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/630619429/652531683" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Hiss Golden Messenger performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Hiss Golden Messenger On Mountain Stage

M.C. Taylor returns to Mountain Stage with Phil Cook, Michael Libramento, J.T. Bates and Josh Kaufman for a heartfelt set that includes a new song written for his 5-year-old daughter.

Hiss Golden Messenger On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/651523739/651534817" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Wood Brothers on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

The Wood Brothers On Mountain Stage

Listen to this trio of expert musicians perform lively cuts from their sixth studio album, One Drop of Truth.

The Wood Brothers On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/649302333/649316020" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Back To Top