Jones freely admits that he's a child of seminal '80s rock bands like R.E.M., Pixies, U2 and Echo and the Bunnymen. His latest CD, Swallow the Sea, is a tip of the hat to the vast sound and art-rock lyricism of those bands. But this Mountain Stage performance presents a stripped-down version of Jones' music.
Matthew Perryman Jones in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/31/2008
Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul has released 14 albums in a career spanning two decades, including his recent Dragonfly Races. In his latest appearance on Mountain Stage, Paul performs selections from a record due out early next year, as well as a ballad about Hurricane Katrina survivors.
The Ohio-born singer-songwriter has received widespread exposure in the short time he's been creating music. He wrote his first song less than four years ago, and later released his 2006 debut album, We Were Here. Radin performs music from his latest record, Simple Times, during a visit to Mountain Stage.
Joshua Radin in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/29/2008
California-based blues singer Janiva Magness grew up in Detroit, where she was influenced by the classic sounds of Motown, as well as by the country and blues recordings in her father's collection. Magness performs music from her latest album, What Love Will Do, during her recent appearance on Mountain Stage.
Janiva Magness in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/28/2008
Though she jokes about being a has-been by the age of 17, Janis Ian has evolved as an artist and humanitarian and continues to make records today. Here, on her fifth and most recent visit to Mountain Stage, she performs a live set that includes her signature song, "At Seventeen."
Janis Ian in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/27/2008
In The Rescues, three singer-songwriters' voices converge in a wash of harmony that's most commonly compared to the vocal prowess of The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Here, they showcase their pop harmonies on Mountain Stage.
The Rescues in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/10/2008
Teng did a complete turnaround when she opted out of a lucrative career as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley to pursue music. Classically trained on the piano, Teng evokes Chopin, while her voice brings to mind Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos.
Vienna Teng in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/09/2008
Rodriguez is a classically trained violinist-turned-fiddler with an eccentric, genre-bending style. She performs music from her latest album on Mountain Stage, with a guest appearance from Crooked Still's Aoife O'Donovan.
Carrie Rodriguez in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/08/2008
A founding member and bassist for the legendary jam band Phish, Mike Gordon has pursued his own musical muse since the group went on hiatus in 2004. Gordon recently stopped by Mountain Stage while promoting his latest album, The Green Sparrow.
Mike Gordon in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/07/2008
Crooked Still is a group of Boston-based string-band revivalists who reinterpret traditional music. The band displays its fresh perspective on Mountain Stage, along with a guest appearance by Carrie Rodriguez.
Crooked Still in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/06/2008
Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, the married couple at the heart of Over the Rhine, have seen their band evolve over the course of 18 years and 17 albums. They perform a sample of their large discography on Mountain Stage.
Over the Rhine in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/03/2008
The Bluegrass band The SteelDrivers visits Mountain Stage and performs songs from its recent self-titled debut. Included in the set is the International Bluegrass Music Association Song of the Year nominee, "Drinkin' Dark Whiskey."
The SteelDrivers in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/02/2008
At the start of the year, Sharon Little was working as a waitress and performing at open mics. But she'd soon have her song "Follow that Sound," which she performs here on Mountain Stage, featured as the theme for the hit TV show The Cleaner.
Sharon Little in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/01/2008
Singer-songwriter Peter Bradley Adams was once half of the duo Eastmountainsouth, which became known for its hushed harmonies and spacious acoustic songs. Now a solo artist, Adams stopped by Mountain Stage to perform selections from his latest album, Leavetaking.
Peter Bradley Adams in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/30/2008
Amos Lee's soulful folk-pop music, clear voice and grounded lyrical observations bring to mind artists such as Otis Redding and Bill Withers. Lee performed highlights from all three of his albums during a recent appearance on Mountain Stage.
Amos Lee in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/29/2008