After earning a Master's degree in music at Yale, Douglas promptly moved to New York, gave up her French horn and started writing songs. The songwriter presents her colorful, snarky stories live on the program.
Julia Douglass in Concert on Mountain Stage - 01/30/09
The 13-piece ensemble from Berlin has created an energetic mix of folk-music traditions from throughout Europe. The band mixes guitar and bass with accordions, violins, clarinets, trumpet, trombone, banjo, bouzouki and cello.
The alt-folk band, led by Jill Andrews and Sam Quinn, has made its name with contemplative, achingly beautiful harmonies. The group travels north from Tennessee to play a set from its most recent album, Nothing Is Okay.
McKay, the New York singer and songwriter, performs a mordantly witty set accompanied by piano, ukulele and both the Mountain Stage band and running crew. The multifaceted artist Mia Doi Todd also makes a last-minute appearance.
Nellie McKay in Concert on Mountain Stage - 01/27/2009
The Swedish singer-songwriter is known for his gentle guitar work and hushed, expressive voice. Backed by spare percussion, Gonzalez sings a mix of originals and signature pop covers in his Mountain Stage debut.
Jose Gonzalez in Concert on Mountain Stage - 01/26/2009
Stanford was a member of the regionally successful Philadelphia group Townhall before the band split several years ago. He's since become a soulful solo singer-songwriter, and released his first full-length album (Big Drop) in spring 2008.
George Stanford in Concert on Mountain Stage - 01/23/2009
The Australian singer-songwriter has diversified his talents throughout a long career in music, recording pop, rock, country and bluegrass-flavored records. Kelly has also won awards for his work composing for TV and film.
Paul Kelly in Concert on Mountain Stage - 01/22/2009
The band's breakthrough in the '90s spawned several well-received albums and commercial hits. As an independent group, it continues to record and tour, and nurtures its loyal fan base with strong outreach.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters in Concert on Mountain Stage - 01/21/2009
The singer-songwriter honed his observational craft at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, where he became the first artist to release an album on the venue's record label. He performs songs from that album, Sing, live from Charleston, W.Va.
Jim Bianco in Concert on Mountain Stage - 04/01/2009
The veteran band came to prominence in the jam-rock explosion of the late '90s. But on their latest album, the upstate New York roots-rockers have created their tightest, most song-oriented effort to date.
Few artists have built a stronger grassroots following than DiFranco. The fiercely independent, highly influential songwriter just celebrated 20 years of touring with a new album and a career-spanning retrospective.
Ani DiFranco in Concert on Mountain Stage - 01/19/2009
When he was 10, Eduardo Canelon moved from Venezuela to the U.S. In his teens, he began to study the music of his homeland, and has since formed the band Comparsa, dedicated to exploring the music of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Comparsa in Concert on Mountain Stage - 01/16/2009
The folk-pop duo of John Hermanson and Chris Cunningham, friends since middle school, built a strong grassroots following with tight vocal harmonies and guitar interplay. After a lengthy hiatus, the group is recording together again.
Storyhill in Concert on Mountain Stage - 01/15/2009
The Austin group began as a collective of three songwriters who shared the same Wednesday-night gig. It became a country-rock quintet who rode a wave of local buzz on the way to releasing three recordings in less than three years.
The Band of Heathens in Concert on Mountain Stage - 01/14/2009