North Carolina native Riley Baugus has contributed his banjo skills to the Oscar-winning movie Cold Mountain and last year's Grammy-winning album Raising Sand. In this edition of Mountain Stage, he performs a set of traditional Appalachian songs.
From Toronto, songwriter Howie Beck performs songs from his self-titled release live on Mountain Stage. His fourth full-length album, How to Fall Down in Public, was released to critical acclaim in February.
As Female Bluegrass Vocalist of the Year, Bradley has made a big impact on the bluegrass world. The daughter of a coal-mining Baptist minister in southeastern Kentucky, Bradley combines her gospel influences with a distinctly Appalachian flair and beautiful harmonies.
From the age of 8, Meg Hutchinson dreamed of performing. Now, the singer from small-town Massachusetts has released five albums and has received numerous awards. In this performance, her optimistic and poetic view on life shines.
Sean Hoots and Andrew Gray, also known as Hellmouth, made an impression at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 2006. Now they demonstrate their driving, alternative country/acoustic folk sound in this Mountain Stage performance.
The North Carolina group takes a youthful approach to old-time mountain music, performing on stage and teaching it in classrooms. The band plays from its breakthrough album Mountains Apart in this set.
The Biscuit Burners in Concert on Mountain Stage - 2006
The country musician and songwriter grew up in Dallas, Texas, playing bluegrass with his father. After establishing himself as a choice sideman, he came to prominence with Walking Among the Living, which spawned the songs he performs in this 2006 concert.
Nugent started singing with her father's band at a very early age. As a teenager, she was already leading the group. Based squarely in the country and bluegrass tradition, Nugent brings her high-energy show to Mountain Stage.
The Nashville songwriter, a regular at the famed Station Inn, has penned hits for country superstars Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Randy Travis and Garth Brooks, as well as bluegrass heavyweights like Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury.
Seven times named Female Vocalist of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards, Vincent has become a bluegrass institution. She performs a characteristically polished set with her band, The Rage.
Rhonda Vincent in Concert on Mountain Stage - 2006
The founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna is known as both a psychedelic rocker and a dedicated folk musician — and he's still making music. Kaukonen plays from his recent release Stars in My Crown.
Jorma Kaukonen in Concert on Mountain Stage - 02/2007