On a new album, the Don Was-produced The Excitement Plan, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter inhabits fictional characters with humor and imagination. He performs with guitar and harmonica for the 10th time in 14 years on Mountain Stage.
Todd Snider in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/30/2009
The JACK Quartet thrives on high-intensity repertoire.
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Two Australians and one Englishman, united by their love of American acoustic folk music, have welcomed a "resident American" into the band for their latest record, Fascination. Hear The Greencards' members play songs from their new album.
The Greencards in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/29/2009
In her sixth appearance on the program, the heralded songwriter plays a couple of her hits and songs from her new album. The Loving Kind is named after a Virginia couple who overturned a state ban on interracial marriage, and represents a return to form for Griffith.
Nanci Griffith in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/28/2009
A Felice brother and a self-appointed monarch have banded together to form a songwriting duo. Simone Felice and Robert "Chicken" Burke perform original material from their debut album Nothing Gold Can Stay.
The Duke & The King on Mountain Stage - 09/25/2009
Pavla Vykopalova (right) and Pavel Cernoch play the lovers Marenka and Jenik in Smetana’s Bartered Bride, from the Prague National Opera.
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The youngest of New Orleans' first family of funk, Neville spent many years performing with his brothers before collaborating with a variety of popular artists. He recently released Brand New Blues, his fourth solo album.
Cyril Neville in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/24/2009
Matana Roberts performs live at The Jazz Gallery.
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For the alto saxophonist, music helps tell the complicated story of her family. She presented a project inspired by genealogical research at the Jazz Gallery as part of the CareFusion Jazz Festival New York. Hear the performance.
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Anthony Braxton performs at Le Poisson Rouge.
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Flanked by members of his 12+2tet on the stage of Le Poisson Rouge, multi-reedist and composer Anthony Braxton couldn't have looked happier. Hear the 12+2tet performance, plus Braxton's surprise spot with his former quartet featuring Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemmingway.
The Oklahoma-raised Crain writes with evocative imagery and sings with an impassioned, hushed delivery. With her backing band the Midnight Shivers, she performs songs from her debut full-length release, Songs in the Night.
Listen Now: Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers On Mountain Stage
The New Pornographers, performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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The singer-songwriter has been touring in support of major-label recordings since his early teens, which he spent in the band Radish. As a solo artist, Kweller continues to evolve: His latest efforts sport a country feel.
Beginning with The Blasters and later in a long solo career, Alvin has enjoyed a long and varied career in the roots-rock world. His latest project finds him performing with an all-female band. Here, they perform on Mountain Stage.
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women in Concert on Mountain Stage
Kristin Lewis plays Leonora in this production of Il Trovatore.
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Verdi's Il Trovatore remains one of the most popular operas of all time, but it walks a fine line between tragedy and farce. Find out who threw which baby into the fire in this production from the Maggio Musicale in Florence, Italy.