Simon is by no means a newcomer to the music business — he's recorded with Menlo Park, and with Edie Brickell in The Heavy Circles. Hear songs from his self-titled debut on West Virginia's most famous stage.
The long-running band's take on Irish-American music is both traditional and contemporary. Seamus Egan, Winifred Horan and their current collaborators perform songs from their latest album, The Turning Tide.
In the group's second appearance on Mountain Stage since 2003, Calexico played a set of songs from its latest album, Carried to Dust. The band's robust, dynamic sound — driven by two trumpets, pedal steel, bass and piano — incorporates many ethnic influences.
Mike Farris, formerly of the rock group Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies, turned to creating gospel music in 2004, with his album Salvation in Lights. Farris showcases his powerful melding of modern and classic gospel in this edition of Mountain Stage.
Mike Farris in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/17/2008
North Carolina-born singer-songwriter Eric Church has quickly become one of the most popular young stars in modern country music. Church recently treated a Mountain Stage audience in Bristol, Tenn./Va., to a stripped-down acoustic performance of what is normally a loud, electric stage show.
Eric Church in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/16/2008
This fall, bluegrass veteran Del McCoury celebrates 50 years in the music business. With his trademark high tenor sounding as distinct and sharp as ever, McCoury shows no signs of slowing down. His band recently performed in Bristol, Tenn./Va., for Mountain Stage.
The Del McCoury Band in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/14/2008
Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter, recently released her first new album in 12 years. In a special appearance in the border city of Bristol, Tenn./Va., where past generations of her family recorded country music, Carter performs selections from her new album for Mountain Stage..
Carlene Carter in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/13/2008
At the heart of indie-folk group Vetiver are the songs of San Francisco-based vocalist and guitarist Andy Cabic. At the heart of The DePue Brothers is a family of classical musicians who love bluegrass. Both perform live here.
New York-based Josh Joplin and Nashville-based Garrison Starr have both appeared on Mountain Stage as solo performers. But for their new project, the singer-songwriters recast old-time themes and tunes.
Among The Oak & Ash on Mountain Stage - 04/08/2010
Australian by birth and now living in Nashville, Tenn., the renowned guitarist has a formidable finger-style technique. The man named a "certified guitar player" by Chet Atkins showcases his blistering style in a Mountain Stage set.