Known primarily for his harmonica, the legendary session musician is all over Nashville's classic recordings. A West Virginia native, he leads a band called the WV Super Pickers through a rollicking performance.
Bill Kirchen cemented his status as a guitar legend with his work on Commander Cody's version of "Hot Rod Lincoln." The singer-guitarist has bountiful solo material, and his latest is called Word to the Wise. He brings his honky-tonk swagger to Mountain Stage.
Formerly of the Desert Rose Band and Hellecasters, Jorgenson specializes in the hot club sounds of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. He brings his quintet to perform its "gypsy jazz" on Mountain Stage.
The country star is joined by The Travelin' McCourys for a performance of tunes from his recent, bluegrass-inspired album Up on the Ridge. The band also performs special arrangements of Bentley's hit singles.
Smith's debut has yet to be released. But the young singer-songwriter previews songs from Myth of the Heart on this episode of Mountain Stage. Smith's solid band provides a minimalist atmosphere to match her record's production.
David Broza's specialty is turning poems into songs. Townes Van Zandt, the great Texas songwriter, left Broza some of his unpublished poetry, and the Israeli born singer worked them into songs. On Mountain Stage, Broza plays songs from Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt.
Kate Miller-Heidke is a platinum selling recording artist in Australia, and her song "Caught in the Crowd" (co-written with her husband), won the grand prize in the International Songwriting Competition. Listen to Miller-Heidke's Mountain Stage debut.
Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn is most famous for his song "Walking in Memphis." In his second Mountain Stage performance, Cohn plays songs from his new record, Listening Booth: 1970, a tribute to influential pop songs of his childhood.
Pioneering folk singer Hazel Dickens, center, performs with Mollie and Tim O'Brien in 1997. Dickens died on Friday, April 22, at the age of 75.
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