Robin and Linda Williams are no strangers to Mountain Stage; they have appeared on the show more than a dozen times. The Williamses, along with members of their "fine group," take the stage again to play songs from their latest album, Buena Vista.
Robin & Linda Williams on Mountain Stage
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson.
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The Australians are living representatives of the far-reaching influence of American country music. Chambers and Nicholson recently made their first album as a duo, 2008's Rattlin' Bones; they play from it here, in a concert with Chambers' father.
Listen Now: Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson In Concert
In 1973, three songwriters released their first album together; it was available only as an 8-track tape. The record was reissued 18 years later, after each member (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock) had risen to individual fame. With its classic Texas sound intact, the band plays songs from its new album.
The Flatlanders in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/13/2009
The bluesman leads his band through a set of tunes from his latest album, This Time -- the first studio release on his own Nozzle Records. Cray also plays his signature hit, "Smoking Gun," in his third appearance on the program.
Robert Cray in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/12/2009
The gritty Southern rock and blues band has its roots firmly planted in the Mississippi traditions of Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside. On Mountain Stage, it plays songs written by Burnside's son, Gary.
The veteran roots-rock band enjoyed widespread fame in the early '90s, thanks to a batch of MTV and radio hits. For the group's recent Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey, Cracker took a new approach to songwriting, co-composing much of the music as a group.
As a country songwriter, Sharp has been tapped by Bonnie Raitt, The Dixie Chicks and Keb' Mo'. As a country singer-songwriter, she just released a new solo album called Echo. She brings her own act to this live performance.
A specialist in the jump blues, boogie-woogie and swamp funk of her native gulf region, the Louisiana-raised Marcia Ball makes her eighth visit to the program. She performs songs from her 2008 album, Peace, Love & BBQ.
Marcia Ball in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/05/2009
Thompson regularly appears on Mountain Stage as the house band's piano player. His own band, The Bob Thompson Unit, just put out a new album of modern jazz, Smile, and takes center stage on the program for a special performance.
The Kentucky-born singer-songwriter has crafted four albums of homespun tunes, the latest being American Dream. Backed by the Mountain Stage house band, she performs in a special episode of the program taped in her home state.
Ashleigh Flynn in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/02/2009
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey.
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Friends and musical associates since growing up together in North Carolina, Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey have now made their first duo album in 17 years. They return to the program to perform songs from hERE aND nOW.
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/01/2009
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