The West Virginia duo's name says a lot about its instrumentation, but can't begin to touch on the range of musical traditions incorporated in its music: classical, bluegrass, ragtime, folk music, Tin Pan Alley and more.
The Nashville bassist is best known as the voice of neo-bluegrass group New Grass Revival. Fronting his own band, he sings Christmas songs from his holiday album. Mountain Stage engineer Ritch Collins also performs.
John Cowan in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/24/2009
Four successful singer-songwriters have pooled their talents to create an EP of seasonal songs. As Winterbloom, Meg Hutchinson, Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton and Natalia Zuckerman perform originals and wintertime classics live.
The folk-rock singer grew up the son of a Baptist minister and the nephew of a blues musician. Both influenced Chisel, who released his debut full-length album in 2009. Here, he performs with his band, the Wandering Sons.
The singer has made two albums of seasonal music. In front of a jazz quartet, she sang some of her own holiday tunes before adding a few crowd favorites: a Tom Waits cover and a track from her most recent, self-titled release.
Holly Cole in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/21/2009
Rory and Joey Feek met at a songwriters circle in Nashville. He wrote songs, and she sang them. They fell in love, got married and began performing as a country duet. They just released a second album, and bring songs off the record to the Mountain Stage.
Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther met in high school. Since first performing together in 2002, they've released three albums as Dala, and were invited to perform at the Newport Folk Festival. Here, they perform on Mountain Stage.
North Hills, the debut album from the California band, draws instant comparisons to the alt-country sounds associated with Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon. Dawes recently traveled across the country to perform songs from the record.
The singer-songwriter is taking a break from the San Francisco duo Two Gallants to focus on a new solo album. His introspective approach to lyrics shows his fiercer side, as heard on his Mountain Stage debut.
With its unique mix of German cabaret, Middle Eastern and Klezmer music, Vagabond Opera blends wild storytelling with just a hint of burlesque. The group features accordion, cello, saxophone and a classically trained opera singer.