On a new album, the Don Was-produced The Excitement Plan, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter inhabits fictional characters with humor and imagination. He performs with guitar and harmonica for the 10th time in 14 years on Mountain Stage.
Todd Snider in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/30/2009
Two Australians and one Englishman, united by their love of American acoustic folk music, have welcomed a "resident American" into the band for their latest record, Fascination. Hear The Greencards' members play songs from their new album.
The Greencards in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/29/2009
In her sixth appearance on the program, the heralded songwriter plays a couple of her hits and songs from her new album. The Loving Kind is named after a Virginia couple who overturned a state ban on interracial marriage, and represents a return to form for Griffith.
Nanci Griffith in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/28/2009
A Felice brother and a self-appointed monarch have banded together to form a songwriting duo. Simone Felice and Robert "Chicken" Burke perform original material from their debut album Nothing Gold Can Stay.
The Duke & The King on Mountain Stage - 09/25/2009
The youngest of New Orleans' first family of funk, Neville spent many years performing with his brothers before collaborating with a variety of popular artists. He recently released Brand New Blues, his fourth solo album.
Cyril Neville in Concert on Mountain Stage - 09/24/2009
The Oklahoma-raised Crain writes with evocative imagery and sings with an impassioned, hushed delivery. With her backing band the Midnight Shivers, she performs songs from her debut full-length release, Songs in the Night.
Listen Now: Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers On Mountain Stage
The singer-songwriter has been touring in support of major-label recordings since his early teens, which he spent in the band Radish. As a solo artist, Kweller continues to evolve: His latest efforts sport a country feel.
Beginning with The Blasters and later in a long solo career, Alvin has enjoyed a long and varied career in the roots-rock world. His latest project finds him performing with an all-female band. Here, they perform on Mountain Stage.
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women in Concert on Mountain Stage
With more than 25 albums and more than 40 years of experience, Robillard has established himself worldwide as a diverse and innovative guitarist. His latest project takes him back to '40s and '50s style R&B and jump blues.
Lil' Ed, performing with the Blues Imperials.
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With James "Pookie" Young on bass, Michael Garrett on guitar and Kelly Littleton on drums, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials have featured the same lineup since they made their first appearance on Mountain Stage in 1989. The band has established an international following with its constant touring.
As Mountain Stage looks back at relatives who've appeared on the program in the past 26 years, the Wainwright and Roche clan can't be discounted. Hear performances by Loudon Wainwright III, Lucy Wainwright Roche, The Roches, Martha Wainwright, and Kate and Anna McGarrigle.
Listen Now: The Wainwright, Roche And McGarrigle Families In Concert
John and Jamie Hartford.
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As Mountain Stage looks back at relatives who've appeared on the program together, the father-and-son pairing of John and Jamie Hartford brings back memories. John Hartford was an influential force in contemporary roots music until his death in 2001, but his music lives on through the countless musicians he inspired -- including his son, Jamie Hartford.