The Chapel Hill group is a small orchestra within itself, earning significant praise for their spirited blend of brass and strings. They bring the horns, the cellos and more to their Mountain Stage debut.
After the husband-and-wife duo sent the kids to college, they hit the recording studio to lay down their first proper collaboration, Saints & Sinners. On Mountain Stage, they perform a handful of tracks from the record.
He was in school in North Carolina when he realized he was profoundly unhappy. So, he took off to Chicago, became a singer-songwriter, and eventually migrated back South to Austin. Hear his smoky voice and rhythmic guitar in this performance of Mountain Stage.
Two folk bands from different ends of the world come together on West Virginia's most famous stage. Both have been well-regarded within the scene, but this is the first time either have visited the program.
The Brooklyn-based duo comes to Mountain Stage for the first time with songs from their 2009 self-titled debut album. The songs are built on stirring harmonies and deal with fictional characters and a fairly unusual invention.
Blind since an incubator accident at birth, the singer-songwriter creates a cascading sound with his guitar technique, mouth trumpet and Stevie Wonder-like voice. Hear all three at work as he performs songs off his latest album, Synthesis.