She's made her career in blues and soul, but on her latest album, the singer-songwriter returns to her gospel roots. Her Mountain Stage set includes a cover of Sweet Honey in the Rock's spirited single "I Remember, I Believe."
While he can charm his audience with his humor and lighthearted presence, the alternative country musician's real talent is his ability to craft stories through song. Here, he plays tracks off his new album, For Crying Out Loud.
Argentine singer-songwriter Federico Aubele took inspiration from the traditional music of his homeland, as well as American country music and The Beatles. His music mixes reggae, salsa and old-school tango in this performance, recorded live.
Chip Taylor is a legendary songwriter, best known for writing hits like "Wild Thing," "Angel of the Morning," and "Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)." On his latest album, Yonkers, NY, he writes his autobiography in song.
The duo of Wisconsin native Sam Brooker and Ghana-born singer Ruby Amanfu creates an unlikely blend of pop, folk and soul. The two began collaborating after meeting in Nashville and released their full-length debut, The Here and the Now, in August 2009.
Cadillac Sky's sound goes beyond the disparate styles that it melds together -- from folk-rock to spacey jazz and hard-hitting string-band music. The band's unique music caught the attention of Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, who produced its new album.
WPA is a folk supergroup founded by Luke Bulla of Lyle Lovett's band, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek. The group performs songs from its self-titled debut on this episode of Mountain Stage.
With an intimate voice and intricate melodic style, Perkins crafts deft, tuneful songs that are at times deceptively upbeat. An early version of his new song "Doomsday," described by Perkins as a "northern hoe-down," is previewed here, along with three tracks from his debut album, Ash Wednesday.
Avi began writing and singing her own music as a teenager in Kuala Lumpur. She gained worldwide attention after posting videos of her playful songs on YouTube, and has since released an album on Jack Johnson's record label.