With a timid yet powerful voice, Amy Correia took the stage armed with a songbook inspired by authors, poets and songwriters. Correia performs a series of new, yet-to-be-recorded songs in this Mountain Stage appearance from January 2008.
Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner-Hammel perform as the duo Mates of State. The pair's latest album, Re-Arrange Us, is beginning to show up on year-end "best of" lists across the country. In this performance on Mountain Stage, the couple showcases songs from that album, as well as 2006's Bring It Back.
Mates of State in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/17/2008
Ontario's Jeremy Fisher celebrated the release of his first release, Let It Shine, by taking a bicycle trip from Seattle to Vancouver, gaining followers with every stop. Fisher and his band kick off the 25th season of Mountain Stage with performances from his latest album, Goodbye Blue Monday.
The singer-songwriter best known for his 1991 hit "Walking in Memphis" suffered a carjacking and a bullet wound to the head on a 2002 tour. But he lived to tell the tale, record a new album and appear on Mountain Stage.
Marc Cohn in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/29/2008
Made up of two siblings, their cousin and a childhood friend, the Clarksburg, W.Va., group plays a high-energy hillbilly style of country music. They play a set from their forthcoming debut album, due out in 2009.
The Davisson Brothers Band in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/26/2008
The bluegrass musician from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains has been a musician at Tokyo Disneyland and has won flatpicking competitions in Colorado. With his band Natural Bridge, Keel played a set of fiery, authentic music on Mountain Stage.
Larry Keel and Natural Bridge in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/25/2008
The Canadian singer-songwriter, who notes that she hails from the setting of Anne of Green Gables, was one of the winners of the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. Here, she performs songs from her third album, If You Were for Me.
Rose Cousins in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/24/2008
Her father was Louis Armstrong's musical director in the 1930s. Her mother still plays the bass. So it's no surprise that Russell has chops. She sings a set of bluesy numbers and standards for Mountain Stage.
The country vocal quartet had just released its latest album when it recorded this session for Mountain Stage. A year later, the band is primed to begin its first national headlining tour, Grammy nomination in tow.
Little Big Town in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/22/2008
Montreal-based singer-songwriter Chris Velan played in many bands throughout his youth before forming a reggae group with his two brothers in 1998. Now a solo artist, he has two solo albums under his belt, and has honed his sound into a reggae-influenced, socially conscious brand of folk music. Velan recently performed live on Mountain Stage in anticipation of his upcoming third album, Solidago.
Chris Velan in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/12/2008
Philadelphia-based songwriter Jim Boggia recently released his third full-length album, Misadventures in Stereo, which was recorded using analog equipment and mixed at London's famed Abbey Road studios. Boggia performed selections from the album during this recent appearance on Mountain Stage.
Jim Boggia in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/11/2008
The Bridges is a pop-friendly family band, consisting of some siblings and a cousin whose debut CD, Limits of the Sky, is produced by pop-rocker Matthew Sweet. With vocal harmonies lush enough to garner Fleetwood Mac comparisons, the band shares its innate gift for melody with a Mountain Stage crowd gathered in Charleston, W.Va.
The Bridges in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/10/2008
Songwriter Todd Snider has never been one to keep his feelings hidden. He came on the scene with the song "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues" and has garnered comparisons to songwriting's satiric best — John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver — ever since. He recently made his ninth appearance on Mountain Stage, performing music from his latest EP, Peace Queer.
Todd Snider in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/09/2008
Power-pop rocker Matthew Sweet released his 10th album, Sunshine Lies, this past August. He's been plenty busy in the past few years, recording an album with Pete Droge and Shawn Mullins as The Thorns in 2003, as well as his 2006 Under the Covers record with Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles. With his hard-hitting road band backing him up, Sweet is in all his guitar-drenched glory here in live performance from Charleston, W.Va.
Matthew Sweet in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/08/2008
Scots-Irish singer Moya Brennan is highly regarded in her homeland. She's best known as a member of Clannad, a group that combined traditional Irish lyrics and melodies with New Age and pop music. She continues to blend styles, adeptly mixing English and Gaelic (her first language) in this live performance recorded in Charleston, W.Va., in December 2007.
Moya Brennan in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/05/2008